Buy: "Messages off the Wall" at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

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Second prize in the Best Books Published in 2015 Prize - Art Books section

Messages off the Wall: Posters in the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum Collection (1886-1975) is to feature more than two hundred works from the Museum's large, but little known collection of old posters. Selecting the posters for the show is Mikel Bilbao Salsidua, professor at the Department of Art History and Music at the UPV, the University of the Basque Country.

Messages off the Wall: Posters in the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum Collection (1886-1975) is to feature more than two hundred works from the Museum's large, but little known collection of old posters. Selecting the posters for the show is Mikel Bilbao Salsidua, professor at the Department of Art History and Music at the UPV, the University of the Basque Country.

Featured are works by pioneers of the modern poster like Jules Chéret, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen and Eugène Grasset, as well as samples of the work of great, internationally acclaimed designers such as Leonetto Cappiello, Paul Colin, Jean Carlu, Charles Loupot, Ludwig Hohlwein, Raymond Savignac, Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Roiman Cieslewicz, Giovanni Pintori, Jan Lenica, Armando Testa and Shigeo Fukuda. Into the mix goes a significant batch of Basque posters, which give an insight into the work done in advertising by major painters like Adolfo Guiard, Aurelio Arteta, Antonio de Guezala and Elías Salaverría. A number of leading commercial artists, including Rafael de Penagos, Federico Ribas, Emilio Ferrer, Josep Morell, Manolo Prieto and Josep Artigas, are also represented.

  • Author: Mikel Bilbao Salsidua
  • ISBN: 978-84-96763-61-6
  • Date of publication: 2015-10-06
  • Language: Spanish
  • Measures: 20,5 x 33 cm
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • N°. of pages: 416
  • N° of illustrations: 232 (color)
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