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Posters for the People: Art of the WPA

av Ennis Carter

Andra författare: Christopher DeNoon (Förord), Alexander M. Peltz (Editorial contributions)

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Arriving just in time for the 75th anniversary of the New Deal, Posters for the People features nearly 500 of the best posters produced by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the 1930s and 1940s. As you'll recall from high school history class, the WPA employed hundreds of out-of-work artists to raise awareness about public issues and civic life. Today their posters are celebrated as iconic works of graphic design; they also provide timeless messages about the merits of hard work, good parenting, a clean house, and personal hygiene.Posters for the People was produced by the WPA Living Archive, a project started in 2002 to preserve the legacy of these images. Some of the posters have been cataloged by the Library of Congress, but more than 25 percent are "new" and have never been published in book form.Complete with hundreds of beautifully reproduced images, Posters for the People is essential reading for artists, designers, collectors of Americana, and anyone interested in United States history.… (mer)
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This is an excellent book that I think more people should be reading and looking over. The book is a collection of posters made by the agencies of the WPA during the New Deal. The neat thing is a lot of the posters have not been seen before. According to the WPA Living Archive (a preservation project and compilers of the book), most of the posters that still exist are being preserved in the Library of Congress. Now, the LOC has about 900 posters out of an estimated millions out there; according to the book, about 35,000 designs were made and two million posters printed. Many of the remaining posters are in private collections, or lost. The Living Archive seeks these out, and this book compiles some of the best they have found.

The book has some introductory text, and a small statement about the Living Archive at the end. The rest is just the posters. The book is arranged by topics, say work, health, democracy, and travel. Now some people may simply denigrate the work as propaganda; after all, these posters were made to promote various government programs, so they would fit the definition (technically) of propaganda. However, we could see this as positive propaganda. For one, this was the New Deal, a time when the government put a lot of people to work, including artists, in order to keep the nation alive in a time of depression (maybe kind of what the government in the U.S. should be doing now, a new national work program, but that is a separate discussion). Also, the posters do display great art; there is a variety of art styles present which makes them just beautiful works of art as well. The book is a pleasure to browse through.

If you are a history buff, or you appreciate good art, this is a book you may want to add to your collection. Libraries definitely need to have this in their collections not only in the interest of art but also in the interest of preserving a small piece of history and sharing it with the community. Worth seeking out. ( )
  bloodravenlib | Aug 17, 2020 |
Basically just a (large, very pretty) art book. After a basic intro, the posters are left to stand on their own. It was interesting to see warnings about things like drunk driving and smoking from long before either was outlawed. ( )
  kristenn | Jan 10, 2010 |
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Arriving just in time for the 75th anniversary of the New Deal, Posters for the People features nearly 500 of the best posters produced by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the 1930s and 1940s. As you'll recall from high school history class, the WPA employed hundreds of out-of-work artists to raise awareness about public issues and civic life. Today their posters are celebrated as iconic works of graphic design; they also provide timeless messages about the merits of hard work, good parenting, a clean house, and personal hygiene.Posters for the People was produced by the WPA Living Archive, a project started in 2002 to preserve the legacy of these images. Some of the posters have been cataloged by the Library of Congress, but more than 25 percent are "new" and have never been published in book form.Complete with hundreds of beautifully reproduced images, Posters for the People is essential reading for artists, designers, collectors of Americana, and anyone interested in United States history.

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