"This lavishly illustrated volume presents in full color over three hundred of the finest posters selected from the rich resources of the graphic design collection of the Museum of Modern Art... In this book the lively interaction between design and fine art is described in terms of all the principal styles and movements of the modern period. The author also discusses the evolution of this unique medium, outlining its cultural as well as aesthetic development. Prominent among the more than 230 designers featured are such well-known figures as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, The Beggarstaffs, Ludwig Holwein, Lucian Bernhard, E. McKnight Kauffer, A.M. Cassandre, El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko, Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg, Jan Tschichold, Herbert Bayer, Victor Moscoso, Tadanori Yokoo, and Niklaus Troxler." -- publisher's statement.