Suzanne Ruta
October 09, 1992 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Persuasive Images: Posters of War and Revolution From the Hoover Institution Archives

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Beth Irwin Lewis, Paul Paret, Peter Paret
publisher
Princeton University Press
genre
Art/Fine Art, Nonfiction, Politics and Current Events

We gave it an A

In 1914 Herbert Hoover, then a private citizen, began collecting documents about the war in Europe. His initial stash of leaflets, government papers, and posters grew into a major archive now housed at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. The political posters displayed here range from stirring propaganda for World War I to some wan examples from the years following World War II. Despite its poor selection from the work of the past three decades, Persuasive Images: Posters of War and Revolution from the Hoover Institution Archives is a remarkable testimony to the seductive powers of political art. A

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