Advertising Outdoors: Watch This Space!

Advertising Outdoors: Watch This Space!
By David Bernstein

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Product Description

This book focuses on the history and development of outdoor advertising since the beginning of the 19th century. The author examines the rise of commercial art, the development of advertising as a discipline and an industry and the role it plays in modern life, also making reference to examples of successful ad campaigns.


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #2329611 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Phaidon Press
  • Published on: 2004-03-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 11.50" h x 1.00" w x 10.00" l, 3.24 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 240 pages

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Editorial Reviews

From Booklist
Our cityscapes and highways are punctuated by billboards' big, splashy images and clever messages designed to sell everything from underwear to cigarettes, milk to athletic wear. Outdoor advertising has become a tradition, and Bernstein surveys this commercial art form from the late nineteenth century on in this colorful, high-energy volume. Being British, his focus is continental, but the U.S. naturally makes a strong showing, and the contrast in transatlantic styles is instructive. Bernstein's earliest examples include the brilliant illustrations and posters of artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec and Alphonse Mucha (see boxed review, p.761), who instigated a taste for strongly graphic compositions in outdoor advertising that lasted well into the 1930s and 1940s before the camera finally replaced the artist's hand as the primary medium. Many intriguing trends are traceable both in Bernstein's expert commentary and in contemplating the visual and linguistic puns of contemporary billboards, as images and words compete boisterously for our attention, and styles range from the elegant and soothing to the confrontational and provocative. Donna Seaman

Review
'A masterpiece. It's an Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Posters But Were Too Busy Producing a Sub-Standard TV Commercial to Ask sort of book. Bernstein understands posters. He understands advertising. And he presents his case with consummate wit and precision.' (Campaign) 'A paperback version of the 1997 classic...with incisive text [and] plenty of images.' (Blueprint) '[A] bright and provocative picture book of eye-catching billboards, posters and other out-of-home executions from the past and present.' (Advertising Age)

About the Author
David Bernstein was Creative Director of three major international agencies before founding his own agency, The Creative Business. He has been awarded the Advertising Association's Mackintosh Medal for professional and public services to advertising.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
1What a load of crap
By Alistair
tells you practically nothing, i wish i never bought this, heck i don't even know where its lying now to give it away

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5WARNING: This book is the BEST outdoor book I have read.
By Doug Rink
From Billboards to Street Furniture, this book covers it all. I got my start building Billboards and ideas gleemed from this book. The information is "pound-for-pound" a great guide to the history, present and future of outdoor advertising. If just one person with vision would read this book, you might find he'll be the next Ted Turner, Wayne Huizenga BOTH took it outdoor to make a fortune. Way to go David!

0 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
5book review
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