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Off the Wall

Off the Wall: Political Posters of the Lebanese Civil War

Zeina Maasri (Author)

Nonfiction

Edition published in 2008 in English language
In this lavishly illustrated work, Zeina Maasri tells the tumultuous story of the struggle for Lebanon through the poster wars which raged on its streets. From 1975 to 1990, different factions in Lebanon's civil conflict flooded the streets with posters to mobilize their constituencies, undermine their enemies, and create public sympathy for their cause. Showcased here for the first time, the posters display a dramatic clash of cultures, ideologies and meanings.Maasri shows how the iconography of the posters changed throughout the war, and links this to changing political identities and imagined communities. She explores the factions' different aesthetic influences; from modern Arab visual culture to Latin America and revolutionary Iran. Combining...

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Poetry, photos, posters, and cinema: the Lebanese Civil War through artistsโ€™ eyes

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