The definitive celebration of the visual imagery of the French New Wave with its explosive and groundbreaking poster art.
The French New Wave of the 1950s and 1960s is one of the most important movements in the history of film. Its fresh energy and vision changed the cinematic landscape, and its has had a seminal impact on pop culture. The poster artists tasked with selling theseNouvelle Vaguefilms to the masses—in France and internationally—helped to create this , and in so doing found themselves at the forefront of a revolution in art, graphic design and photography.
French New Wave: A Revolution in Designcelebrates explosive and groundbreaking poster art that accompanied French New Wave films likeThe 400 Blows(1959),Jules and Jim(1962) andThe Umbrellas of Cherbourg(1964). Featuring posters from over 20 countries, the imagery is accompanied by biographies of more than 100 artists, photographers and designers involved—the first time many of those responsible for promoting and portraying this movement have been properly recognized.