Weapons of Mass Communication
(In association with the Imperial War Museum)
- ISBN 9780500288962
- 31.60 x 24.00 cm
- 329 Illustrations, 303 in colour
- First published 2011
New in paperback, over 300 of the most eye-catching and iconic posters
from the Imperial War Museum's renowned collection
‘A unique record of the impact of war over the past century’ – The Times
'A very useful reference source indeed … the definitive book on war posters' – Military
‘Many of the images in this large-format book will be familiar, while others offer a fascinating insight of how other countries rallied, harangued and persuaded their citizens’ – The Armourer
‘Aulich’s rich compendium is a must for anyone interested in the visual culture of war’ – Print Quarterly
Superb colour illustrations of hard-hitting propaganda and groundbreaking graphic art include such unforgettable images as Alfred Leete's 'Your Country Needs You', as well as documentary photographs of posters in situ and material from the world of advertising.
Covering topics as diverse as advertising in World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, the Spanish Civil War, Germany and Occupied Europe in World War II, anti-nuclear campaigns and Vietnam, the book is comprehensive, accessible and an invaluable resource for anyone interested in history or graphic design.
James Aulich is leader of the Visual Culture Research Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has written several books on the history of posters and war in Europe and Vietnam.