Selling the Movie

The Art of the Film Poster

Selling the Movie
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Format: Hardback, 288 Pages
ISBN: 9780711240247
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Description

"Selling the Movie takes us on a stunning visual journey through almost 150 years of movie history." - Daily Mail

An incredible illustrated history of the movie poster.” - Hey U Guys

Showcasing the best movie posters by the top designers in the field, this rich visual history of the film poster charts the evolution from the earliest days to the present, explaining how they were used to sell both films and the stars, and how they lured audiences to cinemas across the globe to make an industry. Understand how posters enhance the brand of a movie or a star, and how they represent the crossover between creatives with this stylish art book. With insights on movie genres, influential designers, Hollywood politics and the impact of typography, this visually stunning book reveals how a powerful advertising medium became an artform itself and changed the face of graphic design.

The author

Ian Haydn Smith is a London-based writer. He is the update editor on 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die and is the editor of BFI Filmmakers Magazine and Curzon Magazine. Ian is also the author of Selling the Movie: The Art of the Film Poster, The Short Story of Photography and Cult Filmmakers

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 288 Pages
ISBN: 9780711240247
Illustrations: 450
Size: 9.252 in x 11.417 in / 235 mm x 290 mm
Published:

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