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|Material Type:||Conference publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Kevin Mulroy; Autry Museum of Western Heritage.
|ISBN:||0295978120 9780295978123 0295978139 9780295978130|
|Notes:||Catalog of an exhibition held at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 1999.|
|Description:||x, 229 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.|
|Contents:||Preface / Kevin Mulroy --
The Western Worldwide / Edward Buscombe and Kevin Mulroy --
Poland and the American West / Frank Fox --
Two Legends: The American Western and the Polish Poster School / Mariusz Knorowski and Aneta Zebala --
Artists' Biographies / Frank Fox --
Suggested Reading / Marva Felchlin.
|Responsibility:||edited by Kevin Mulroy.|
"In postwar Poland, film poster artists employed the universally recognized symbols of the Western - horse, six-shooter, boots, tin-star badge, Stetson, saddle - to convey violence as a negative force. Unlike many other art forms, the film poster did not fall within the censor's domain because it was not expected to pose a threat to the social order. But messages were conveyed through subtle means of symbol and color. The Polish poster has been likened to the Trojan horse, with the artist smuggling messages onto the streets in the guise of ephemera."--BOOK JACKET. "The posters displayed so strikingly in this book, and discussed in three essays, are from the golden age of Polish poster-making, the mid-1940s to the 1970s."--BOOK JACKET.