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Movie Poster [Hardcover]

Emily King


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18 Sep 2003
This visual survey looks back at the development of the movie poster in relation to the evolution of film from the perspective of a design specialist. It includes posters from countries as diverse as Poland, Italy, the UK, Cuba and the USA dating back to the 1900s. The book is structured chronologically with chapters covering four eras with spreads on individual designers, directors, movies and genres. It includes influential designers such as Saul Bass and Bob Peak, and key directors who had a strong influence on the design of their movie's posters such as Alfred Hitchcock and Spike Lee. It also features various posters designed for films from "Citizen Kane" to "2001: A Space Odyssey". Over 300 popular and little-known movie posters are reproduced in colour.


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...a glittering mix of lush art work and insightful text" Total Film "Wonderful illustrations" The Scotsman "The definitive book on the subject The Sunday Business Post --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Emily King is a writer and curator specializing in graphic design. She has an MA from the Royal College of Art, London, for which she wrote a thesis on the design of movie title sequences, and a PhD from Kingston University, focusing on the design of digital type. Having taught at several institutions including the Royal College of Art, she now lectures widely. She is the design editor of Frieze magazine and also a regular contributor to design magazines including Dot Dot Dot, and Eye. She is the author of Restart: New Systems in Graphic Design (2001) and Robert Brownjohn: 1925-1970 Life and Work (2005). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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