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Home Front Posters of the Second Wold War (Shire Library)

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From Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases to Keep Calm and Carry On, the Home Front posters from the Second World War have become part of British culture. Some were design classics, others more prosaic, but together they give a fascinating insight into the trials and tribulations of living through World War Two.

This was the first total war, with civilians as essential to the war effort as soldiers. So posters instructed people on everything from cooking and salvage to how to speak, and even think, about the war. This book tells the story behind these posters: how they were designed and produced, what they wanted to achieve, and what the British public really thought of them. Looking at famous images and forgotten gems, it is essential reading for anyone interested in both life on the Home Front and the design of the times.

About the Author

Susannah Walker studied Design History and since then has worked as an exhibition curator, writer and television producer specialising in design and architecture. She is currently writing a book about Tom Eckersley and runs a blog, Quad Royal, about British posters and graphics.

Table of Contents

Freedom in Peril

The Ministry Says

All in this Together

Big Brother is Watching You

Now that the War is Over

Places to Visit

Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780747811428
Author:
Walker, Susannah
Publisher:
Shire Publications
Subject:
Paper Ephemera
Subject:
Antiques-Art
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire Library
Series Volume:
682
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 MONO; 50 COL
Pages:
56
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.9 x 0.2 in 0.26 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Advertising and Display
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Art Business Guides
Engineering » Civil Engineering » General
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Antiques » Art
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Antiques » Ephemera

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