"Take up the sword of justice," commands a vengeful, blade-wielding sea goddess, while a ship resembling the Lusitania hovers on the horizon "Keep all Canadians busy. Buy 1918 victory bonds," advises a poster bearing a pair of industrious beavers "Must children die and Mothers plead in vain? Buy more Liberty Bonds," demands a heartrending scene of an overwhelmed woman and her infants "Books wanted for our men in camp and 'over there' -- Take your gifts to the public library," proposes an image of a doughboy balancing a stack of volumes Striking poster art, featuring exhortations to support the troops and help the suffering, appeared across Europe and North America during World War I. This compilation presents 80 color and black-and-white posters, issued from 1914 to 1919, that include works by Steinlen, Bir , Paul Nash, and other noted artists. Arranged by the country of issue, they comprise examples from Great Britain, France, Germany and Austria/Hungary, the United States, and elsewhere. In addition, a substantial and informative Introduction details the historical role of wartime posters.
About the Author
Art historian Martin Hardie (1875-1952) was a curator of prints and drawings at the Victoria and Albert Museum during the 1920s and '30s. He served in the army during World War I, rising to the rank of captain, and as an air raid warden during World War II. His personal output included nearly 200 prints and 25 sketchbooks.Writer, poet, and printer Arthur K. Sabin (1879-1959) is best known for his development of London's Bethnal Green Museum, now the Museum of Childhood.
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New Hope for American Art
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
William Langson Lathrop
William F. Taylor
M. Elizabeth Price
S. George Phillips
Rae Sloan Bredin
Charles F. Ramsey
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.