Chinese Propaganda Posters: From Revolution to Modernization

Author: Stefan Landsberger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315481241

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Brightly coloured prints, portraying model behaviour or a better future, have been a ubiquitous element of Chinese political culture from Imperial times until present. As economic reform swept the People's Republic in the 1980s, visual propaganda ceased to depict the tanned and muscular labourers in a proletarian utopia, so typical of preceding decades. Instead, Western icons of progress and development were employed: high-speed bullet trains, spacecraft, high-rise buildings, gridlocked free-ways and projections of general affluence. Socialist Realism was phased out by design and mixed- media techniques that were influenced by Western advertising. This lavishly illustrated study traces the development of the style and content of the Chinese propaganda poster in the decade of reform, from its traditional origins to its use as a tool for political and economic purposes.
Chinese Propaganda Posters

Author: Anchee Min

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: WISC:89115280182

Category: Art

Page: 330

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"This book brings together a selection of colorful propaganda artworks and cultural artifacts from photographer Michael Wolf's vast collection of Chinese propaganda posters, many of which are now extremely rare. Michael Wolf has lived in Hong Kong for eight years and works as a photographer for Stern. He collects posters and photographs from the period of the Cultural Revolution till today"--Publisher description.

Red Print

Red Print

Author: Hon Bingwah

Publisher: Artpower International Publishing

ISBN: 9881879949


Page: 304

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* These propaganda posters are of great historical interest, as they reflect different important events and periods since the foundation of the People's Republic of China and demonstrate how news was related to the Chinese population* In an innovative design feature, this book uses a 'red line' to connect the development of New China with various styles of propaganda posters* Contains a gallery of splendid posters organized by theme, which demonstrate the passion and fervor of the designersPacked with pictures, Red Print tells the story of modern-day China through its propaganda regime. It encourages us to review the past of this fascinating country through how the governing bodies presented themselves to the Chinese people.In the current era, where mass communication and information explosion is the norm, such simple propaganda posters are a source of historical interest and design inspiration. This book will be a vital addition to any collector's library, and the simple, yet aesthetically attractive style of these posters will appeal to designers worldwide.