Timmers, M. (eds.) The Power of the Poster London: V&A Publications, 1998

This book accompanied The Power of the Poster exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in early 1998, at which I attended the accompanying conference. The book is divided into three main sections: Pleasure and Leisure', which focuses upon film and theatre posters, and upon posters that can be described as 'art posters', collectible as status symbols. 'Protest and Propaganda', which deals with posters which tended to push an idea, rather than a product. It…