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Author Scott, David H. T., author.

Title Design in airline travel posters 1920-1970 : a semiology and socio-cultural history / David Scott
Published London : Anthem Press, 2021
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Description 1 online resource
Series Anthem studies in travel
Anthem studies in travel.
Contents Introduction; 1. Fact and Fantasy: Reading and Mis-Reading the Poster Image; 2. People, Places & Planes: Destinations & Itineraries; 3. Looking Out and Looking Up: Framing Devices and Indexical Signs; 4. Indigenous Peoples; 5. Glamour and Sex Appeal: Designing Desire; Conclusion: The Decline of the Airline Poster
Summary This book studies design in airline travel posters of the 1920-1970 period. It is both a semiology and a socio-cultural cultural history that explores the way advertising posters combine information and fantasy to create seductive images/texts. The book is lavishly illustrated in colour, the images constituting part of the overall argument
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject International travel.
Travel posters -- Design
Travel posters -- 20th century
International travel.
Travel posters.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1785276298