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The Theory & Practice of Poster Art

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Editor: Duke Wellington
Publisher: The Signs of the Times Publishing Company, Cincinnati
Publication: 1934, First Edition
Binding: Hardcover, section sewn
Pages: 250
Size: 210 x 275
Text: English

Profusely illustrated with wonderful black and white illustrations and photos of 1930's sample artwork. The twenty-nine chapters include: Poster Layout; Water Color Posters; Velour Posters; Transparent Posters; Pastel Posters; Air Brush Posters; Lithograph Posters; Linoleum Posters; Foreign Posters; Painting in Oil; "Aplakay" Posters; Lettering (fonts); Design; Figure Drawing; Backgrounds; Theatrical Fronts (featuring spectacular photos); Animated Displays; Theatre Decoration; Silk Screen Posters; Pen-and-Ink Work; Color; Animal Drawing; Costumes; Reference Material; Holiday Posters; Posters of the Future; Pencil Sketch Posters; Set-Pieces; and Elementary Poster Art. Author gained several years of sign display experience prior to WWI, following which his career as a poster artist began, ultimately leading him to New York where he organized the Publix Theatres Corporation's art department which provided poster art for approximately 1,600 theatres. In 1932 he opened his own Duke Wellington, Inc. studio and contracted to produce lobby displays for theatres in the metropolitan New York area.

Condition: Very Good. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Light rubbing to cover. Tanning to interior pages. Previous owners label to inside front cover. Very slight separation of front and back cover boards from binding, yet binding still tight. Please contact me for further information on condition.

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