The Poster: A Visual History

Documenting the Poster’s Enduring Impact and Appeal

The Poster: A Visual History

Gill Saunders & Margaret Timmers, Catherine Flood & Zorian Clayton

Thames & Hudson

Even in the digital age, the printed poster remains an important means of mass communication. Drawn from the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, over 300 beautifully illustrated examples show how posters represent the time in which they were produced and how in many instances they have shaped society. Posters have also become collectible classics, charting the ebb and flow of styles such as Art Nouveau, Modernism, Art Deco, psychedelia and punk.

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