Posters: A Critical Study, 1913

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An appraisal of the state of poster design from almost a century ago by Charles Matlack Price. Lots of the names you’d expect from Europe and the United States—Steinlen, Mucha, Beardsley, Will Bradley, Maxfield Parrish, etc—plus a number of examples I hadn’t seen before. Also a surprising scarcity of Italians and Germans. Scroll down for a remarkably advanced dancer with a guitar by Will Bradley from 1895, a design that anticipates the flourishing of Cubism and abstracted graphics a few years later. Price’s book may be browsed here or downloaded here.

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Previously on { feuilleton }
Koloman Moser posters
Will Bradley posters
Secession posters

2 thoughts on “Posters: A Critical Study, 1913”

  1. Beautiful find – downloaded the PDF of the book for later reading. There’s such a great use of line in these posters.

    I visited the Mucha Museum in Prague last year and can thoroughly recommend it.

  2. Thanks, Paul. Needless to say, I’d love to visit the Mucha museum. I have a book that’s a guide to the Art Nouveau art and architecture of Prague.

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