Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Art for All: British Posters for Transport (Hardback)
  • Art for All: British Posters for Transport (Hardback)
zoom

Art for All: British Posters for Transport (Hardback)

(author), (author), (author), (author), (author)
£50.00
Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 23/04/2010
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

In 1908 London Underground began a comprehensive publicity program that became one of the most successful, adventurous, and best-sustained promotional operations ever attempted. The posters commissioned not only encouraged travel on the capital's burgeoning public transport system; they also helped to foster a civic identity for metropolitan London. The four national rail lines created in 1923, inspired by this example, created their own campaigns. This richly illustrated volume celebrates the designs, highlighting works that are among the triumphs of 20th-century poster art.

Designed to accompany an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art, Art for All features more than one hundred works executed for the Underground and the railways. The exhibition and catalogue will explore the evolution of transport posters in 20th-century Britain. It will feature the career of E. McKnight Kauffer, perhaps the greatest of these poster artists; the role of women designers; the printing techniques that brought the designs to life; and the strategies of display developed by the transport systems. Both a visual delight and a work of scholarship, Art for All pays tribute to these extraordinary exploits in public design.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300152975
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 1474 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"These posters, with their vivid images augmented by bold lettering, resulted in art that was also good for business. . . . This attractive publication contains 145 outstanding, mostly color, illustrations."--W. S. Rodner, Choice
-- W. S. Rodner * Choice *

You may also be interested in...

Cy Twombly
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Somerset: North and Bristol
Added to basket
Shropshire
Added to basket
£35.00
Hardback
Bruegel's Winter Scenes
Added to basket
Yorkshire West Riding
Added to basket
Interaction of Color
Added to basket
Kent: West and the Weald
Added to basket
The Collector
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Kent: North East and East
Added to basket
Speer
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Houses
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Alexander McQueen
Added to basket
£35.00
Hardback
Kensington Palace
Added to basket
£55.00
Hardback
The Empire of the Eagle
Added to basket
Cottages ornes
Added to basket
£40.00
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.