Miescher, Giorgio; Rizzo, Lorena; Silvester, Jeremy (Eds.): Posters in Action. Visuality in the making of an African Nation
Basel 2009. 256 p., 214 illustrations and photographs. ISBN 978-3-905758-09-2.
Posters are designed to act. They moblise people, create citizens and consumers, shape public space and memory. In this richly illustrated volume the action of posters is analysed and documented historically for one African country: Namibia.
The volume is the result of a Namibian-Swiss co-operation in research, documentation and collecting. The essays by scholars from both countries consider the extent to which public visuals were distributed, displayed, seen and appropriated in the context of campaigns of persuasion, protest and resistance. The Photographic Poster Archive included in this book documents and reveals a century of contested visuality which shaped the visual communication of Namibia.
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