Important acquisitions

The Poster: an illustrated monthly chronicle

Author
Title The Poster: an illustrated monthly chronicle
Imprint London [various printers]
Date of Publication 1898-1900
Language English
Notes The five volumes of this rare periodical contain numerous attractive plates of contemporary posters, some in colour. There are articles relating to artists and printers, reviews of exhibitions and movements in fashion, design and collecting. Writing on advertisements and other forms of ephemera is also included. Posters have traditionally been neglected in library collections: they are hard to store and conserve, inconvenient to issue to readers and difficult to catalogue using systems designed for books. With the advent of digitisation, however, poster collections are starting to become accessible in new ways. This is an important periodical to acquire, as it gives extensive information about the art of the poster during some of its golden years. Hopefully it will be useful to those researching the poster and the bibliography of related arts.
Shelfmark DJ.s.906
Acquired on 02/03/05
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