n De Arte - Red on black : the story of the South African poster movement, Judy Seidman : book reviews

Volume 2008, Issue 78
  • ISSN : 0004-3389
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is the first comprehensive publication to tackle the complex and far-reaching genre of the South African Poster Movement. The appealing soft-cover book, titled after the predominant use of the emotive colours red and black in resistance posters, is published by STE with significant collaboration and support from the South African History Archive (SAHA). These annals house extensive holdings in excess of 4 000 individual posters, which were clearly crucial to the realisation of this publication. The ambitious work makes an invaluable contribution to knowledge and understanding of this vital aspect of our country's visual history and image culture. Atlantic Philanthropies has notably funded the donation of 3 000 copies of the book to South African secondary schools, thereby extending the readership and visual impact to a young, emerging audience.

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