Nearly all of the 20,000 poster designs made by the WPA have disappeared. This book provides a history of the period 1935 - 1943 when the Fine Arts Project of the WPA produced those posters. It includes brief memoirs by some of the artists, as well as by historians of the era.

What I enjoyed most about this book was the sheer optimism of many of the posters, produced at a time when there wasn’t much to be optimistic about.



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Metadata Info

  • Title: Posters of the Wpa
  • Author: Christopher Denoon
  • Published: 1987
  • ISBN: 0295965436
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  • Check out: Seattle library
  • Rating: 3.0 stars