1949. Posters of New China
- Edited by Alessandra C. Lavagnino, Marta Valentini
- Binding Paperback with flaps
- Size 17 x 24 cm
- Pages 104
- Illustrations 35
- Language Italian, Chinese, English
- Year 2019
- ISBN 9788836644711
- Price € 20,00 € 19,00
Great solemnity and display of joy: this is how the founding of the People’s Republic of China was celebrated in 1949. A crucial moment in history, recounted through bright, colorful New Year Posters. The 35 artworks herein selected go from 1949 to 1953, a critical period when the requirements of political propaganda found a special and fruitful moment of synthesis in the deep-rooted context of Chinese popular art.
These posters are displayed abroad for the first time in over half a century, in the exhibition organized by the Confucius Institute of Milan University in collaboration with the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre.
Milan, Spazio Seicentro, October 2019