Postcards from Utopia

    Postcards from Utopia

    The Art of Political Propaganda

    Andrew Roberts

    Bodleian 2009

    Hardback 107pp 125x170mm

    9781851243372   Product Code: 16508

    Lenin working alongside subbotknik 'volunteers', Hitler in the shining armour of a Teutonic knight, a young girl soldier armed with the Thoughts of Chairman Mao during China's Cultural Revolution: through images such as these - creative artworks rather than the reality of photographs - communists and fascists marketed their visions of the perfect state.

    Part of series surveying 20th century history, political iconography and propaganda through contemporary images, these 50 postcards are reproduced, with short commentaries, from originals in the John Fraser Collection at the Bodleian Library.

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