Structured thematically, 'Front Page' provides an original and provocative visual account of the 20th century as depicted by its best-known international periodicals ('Vogue', 'Tatler', 'Private Eye', 'Paris Match', 'The New Yorker' and so on). It covers world political and historical events such as the Russian revolution, the Spanish Civil War, Hiroshima, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, and presents the great political and historical characters of an epoch.
Iconography can be propaganda, satire, fashion or plain reporting of events. The visual rhetoric of a fast-moving century provides for some startling conclusions - the most widely featured woman of the entire period was Sophia Loren, the man, Winston Churchill.
This is a panoramic view of 20th century life and society; a resume of great sporting events, rock stars, political leaders and other media heroes. Fashion and design trends are also highlighted through the work of the greatest photographers and illustrators.
- Publication Date:
- 15 / 10 / 2006
- 279 x 307 x 20mm