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From ArtLex, which offers this characteristically thorough definition: "printed matter, intended to have only fleeting interest. 'Ephemera' comes from the Greek word 'ephemeros' meaning 'lasting a day.' Examples are: tickets, leaflets, promotional literature or pamphlets, handbills, package labels, campaign buttons or badges, scrapbooks, maps, sheet music, bird's-eye views, playbills, posters, postcards..."

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Heyman, Therese Thau, Posters American Style, New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998, first edition, lg 4to (11.75" x 9"), HB, yellow paper boards w/ gray titles, front cover blind embossed w/stars, decorative endpapers, illus dj, VG/ VG+. Corners bumped, bottom board edges slightly worn.

191 pp., 141 color plates. Includes guide to postermaking terms, biographies of postermakers, bibliography, subject & chronological indices. Images organized by American Events, Designed to Sell, Patriots and Protesters, Advice for Americans, & Sports. Foreword by Elizabeth Broun, Directer of the National Museum of American Art. Artists include Will Bradley, Ben Shahn, Robert Rauschenberg, Rupert Garcia, Georgia O'Keeffe, Wes Wilson, Norman Rockwell, Victor Moscoso, & the Guerilla Girls. Excellent reference source and a visual feast.    [Book ID # 721]

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