Empire Marketing Board Posters: Manchester Art Gallery (4-Fold Series)

Empire Marketing Board Posters: Manchester Art Gallery (4-Fold Series)

by Melanie Horton (Author)


Manchester Art Gallery's little-known collection of posters, commissioned by the British Government's Empire Marketing Board (EMB) between 1926 and 1933, provides a fascinating topic for this next title in Scala's popular '4-Fold' series. The EMB's main functions were to research the production, trade and use of goods throughout the British Empire and to promote the idea of 'Buying Empire'. A product of their time, these posters, whilst visually stunning, also raise difficult questions in a contemporary audience about the legacy of empire. 'Empire Marketing Board Posters' takes a selection from this unique collection, examining the varied themes of the EMB's graphics output and questioning its promotion of a sense of imperial pride and the use of stereotypical images of people and places.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 8
Publisher: Scala Publishers Ltd
Published: 01 Nov 2010

ISBN 10: 1857596552
ISBN 13: 9781857596557

Author Bio
Melanie Horton has worked in museums and galleries for 10 years and is now involved with academic teaching and research.