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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

New from Bodleian Library Publishing: The Art of Elections

New from Bodleian Library Publishing: The Art of ElectionsA striking overview of the evolution of Conservative Party election posters over the last century and their role in bringing the political message of the day to the people is the subject of a new illustrated book from Bodleian Library Publishing. Vividly demonstrating the unique art of election posters, which blend graphic design, bold art or photography, and advertising psychology, Dole Queues and Demons reproduces nearly 200 of the 650 posters in the vast Conservative Party Archive held at the Bodleian Library, many of which have never before been shown in print. Divided into chapters along political periods, the book highlights the changing fashions in and attitudes to advertising, design, political ideology, slogans, combativeness and above all, propriety. Each chapter includes a brief introduction discussing the major themes of the period as well as captions explaining specific issues related to the individual posters

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