Greg's recommended Poster Books &
Complete Masters of the Poster All 256 Colour posters.
The must have book for the serious collector of Maitre de L'Affiche
Poster in History by Max Gallo. An excellent, well illustrated
overview of posters.
Art Posters of the 1890s by Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A wonderful look at the American poster.
History in a Bottle by Barnaby Conrad III, A fascinating,
illustrated exploration of Absinthe's legendary allure. The main
book on "The Green Fairy".
Books on Artists
Beggarstaff Posters by Colin Campbell. The best book on Beggarstaff.
of Jules Cheret. Catalogue Raisonne by Lucy Boido. Revised
2nd edition. Cheret's complete works, serious reference.
Wesley Dow by Nancy E. Green and Jessie Poesch. Explores the
full range of Dow's brilliant artistry, including painting, photography,
by Lautrec by Husiman & Dortu. The definitive book on
the life and works of Toulouse-Lautrec with the best photos I've
seen of his life. My favourite of the scores of books on him,
at an affordable price.
Mucha: The Spirit of Art Nouveau by Victor Arwas. The definitive
book on the life and works of Mucha.
The Art of the Poster. Catalogue Raisonne by Marc Gundel,
One of the few Picasso books to focus primarily on his poster
Selected related movies
Rouge (original 1952 version)
Starring: José Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Director: John Huston
A wonderful look at the life and work of Henri
Great visuals with his posters.
Midnight in Paris
Woody Allen: writer and director. Starring Owen Wilson,
Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates.While on a trip to Paris with his
a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back
to the 1920s
every day at midnight. Fun!
Lust for Life
(1956) Kirk Douglas gives an Oscar-nominated performance in Vincente
Minelli's adaptation of Irving Stone's torrid life of Vincent
van Gogh. It perpetuates the romantic myth of the tortured artist
but is an enjoyable, if not entirely accurate, portrait of a great
artist. Made in 1956, some will find it dated while others will
enjoy it as a classic.
Picasso Anthony Hopkins, Natashcha McElhone, Julianne Moore
The story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso
who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move
on with her life.