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Corinthian Scholarship, August 2015

About three dozen new Corinthiaka articles and books came to my notice over the last month. The complete list is included below, or you may browse a 30 page report that includes full abstracts ( 1,021 more words


MIESCHER, RIZZO and SILVESTER: Posters in Action: Visuality in the Making of an African Nation

MIESCHER, Giorgio, Lorena RIZZO and Jeremy SILVESTER, eds. (2009) Posters in Action: Visuality in the Making of an African Nation. Basel: Basler Afrika Bibliographien… 360 more words


African Posters Collection Catalogue

 MIESCHER Giorgio and Dag HENRICHSEN (2004) African Posters: A Catalogue of the Poster Collection in the Basler Afrika Bibliographien. Basel: Basler Afrika Bibliographien

This catalogue gather a large selection of posters gathered by themes: liberation movements and exile; solidarity and anti-apartheid; elections; nation building; awareness and health; economy; knowledge, information, belief; leisure and pleasure. 28 more words


Gallo: The Poster in History

GALLO, M. (1972) The Poster in History. Feltham: Hamlyn. Trans. Mayor, A., Mayor, B., ed. 1974

Gallo retraces the evolution of posters in France from the French Revolution until the 1970s. 51 more words


Barnicoat: A Concise History of Posters

BARNICOAT, John (1972) A Concise History of Posters. London: Thames and Hudson

Barnicoat’s book is useful for those searching for posters. Yet they are all art posters, as the synopsis states: ‘in little more than a hundred years it has come to be recognized as a vital art form, attracting artists at every level, from painters like Toulouse-Lautrec and Mucha to theatrical and commercial designers, and ranging in style from Art Nouveau, Symbolism, Cubism and Art Deco, to the formality of the Bauhaus and the deliberate incoherence of the hippies and other underground movements in the 1960s.’ 22 more words


Rogoff: ‘Studying visual culture’

ROGOFF, Iris (1998) ‘Studying visual culture’. In: The Visual Culture Reader. Ed. by Mirzoeff, N. London: Routledge. pp 14-26

This chapter is not especifically focused on posters, but rather on the field of visual culture. 119 more words