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French World War I Posters

A guide to the collection of French, World War I posters that were digitized by the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Libary

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Christophe, Jacques. Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen: l'oeuvre de guerre: oeuvre graphique de 1914 à 1920. Lyon: Aléas, 1999.

Crawford, Anthony R, ed, with an introduction by O. W. Riegel. Posters of World War I and World War II in the George C. Marshall Research Foundation. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1979. Section on WWI, p 6-9.

Darracott, Joseph and Belinda Loftus. First World War Posters. [London]: Imperial War Museum, 1972. Contains images of five French posters by five different artists, including one Steinlen.

Gervereau, Laurent and Christophe Prochasson, eds. Images de 1917. Paris: Musee de Histoire Contemporain and Editions Germinal, 1987. Mainly a catalog of images.

Holman, Valerie and Debra Kelly, eds. France at War in the Twentieth Century: Propaganda, Myth and Metaphor. New York: Berghan Books, 2000. Introduction and first chapter address propaganda as a whole and the context of WWI.

Kahn, Elizabeth Louise. The neglected majority : "les camoufleurs," art history, and World War I. Lanham, MD : University Press of America, c1984.

Les Affiches de la Grande Guerre. Peronne, Somme: Historia de la Grande Guerre, 1998. Color prints of French posters with essays.

Lasswell, Harold Dwight. Propaganda technique in World War I. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1971.

Lewis, Beth Irwin, Peter Paret and Paul Paret. Persuasive Images: Posters of War and Revolution from the Hoover Institution Archives. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992. Many color reproductions and a series of short explanatory texts on the WWI posters.

Read, James Morgan. Atrocity Propaganda 1914-1919. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1941. Contains no images.

Rickards, Maurice. Posters of the First World War. London: Evelyn, Adams and Mackay Ltd, 1968. Most of the posters in the book are English, German or American, but does contain a list of artists from each country whose posters were discussed.

Sherman, Daniel J. The Construction of Memory in Interwar France. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999. Compares war memorial statuary and others to posters, history of posters in visual memory.

Timmers, Margaret, ed. The Power of the Poster. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1998. Two essays on political posters.

What did you do in the war Daddy?: A Visual History of Propaganda Posters. A selection from the Australian War Memorial. Introduction by Peter Stanley. Melbourne: Oxford
University Press, 1983. Eleven-page introduction and many color reprints.