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Revolutionary Tides: The Art of the Political Poster 1914-1989

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By Jeffrey T. Schnapp
 
This catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition Revolutionary Tides: The Art of the Political Poster, 1914-1989Public assemblies and multitudes in action are fundamental to our notion of political life. Through 120 posters--many never previously reproduced--this exhibition catalogue examines the impact of large gatherings of people in politics and society, concentrating on the turbulent years of the first half of the twentieth century. The posters were drawn from the massive collection of Stanford University's Hoover Institution and augmented by works from The Wolfsonian-FIU and the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University. This catalogue explores the decisive importance of large gatherings of people and its correlative, the mass medium of poster art, and considers the complex nature of the portrayal of political crowds in the modern period. Schnapp's text frames the featured works within a broader history of the images of the crowd in Western art. The essay aims to sharpen the reader's perspective by creating a synthetic understanding of how emerging principles of popular sovereignty in politics shaped new images and myths of a new, collective sense of our humanity.
 
Exhibition dates: February 25-July 30, 2006
Publisher: Skira, 2005
Softcover: 158 pages, 9.5" x 11"
ISBN-10: 8876242368