Old Advertisetments and Popular Culture: Posters, Calendars and Cigarettes, 1900-1950. Chaonan Chen, Yiyou Feng.

Old Advertisetments and Popular Culture: Posters, Calendars and Cigarettes, 1900-1950

Long River Press. 5.5 x 7.5", 85 pp., fully illustrated in color, cloth, d.j., San Francisco, 2004. Item #29360
ISBN: 1592650147

The nostalgic era of the 1920s and 1930s is reflected in all its glory in this complilation of calendar art, posters, cigarette advertisements, and display signs from the bygone days of a newly-emerging urban China. Increasingly influenced by a cosmopolitan Western sensibility yet unmistakebly Chinese in nature, these lavish color posters and clever advertising and marketing slogans harkens back to a glamorous era in Chinese history and culture.

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