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A Century of Olympic Posters
A Century of Olympic Posters
Authors: By Margaret Timmers
Imprint: V & A Publishing
ISBN: 1-85177-538-2
EAN: 9781851775385
Availability: Out of Stock
Publishing Date: 6/1/2008
Trim Size: 10 x 8 1/2
Page Count: 144
Cover: Paperback
Illustrations: 150 Color
Price:
$40.00

About the book
As snapshots through time, Olympic posters provide a fascinating record of our world, a lens through which we can explore links between sports and art, politics and place, commerce and culture. A Century of Olympic Posters offers an intensely visual representation of the modern Games, and shows the evolution of the Olympic Games poster as well, from the first official poster for Stockholm in 1912 right up to the present.

This diverse range of images includes official posters for the Summer and Winter Games set in their historical context, and linked to pervading themes such as politics, commerce, the Olympic symbols, cultural and physical diversity, and urban regeneration.

About the author
Margaret Timmers is a curator based in the Word & Image Department of the V&A. She is the editor of Impressions of the Twentieth Century and Power of the Poster.








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