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Atomic Postcards: Radioactive Messages from the Cold War (Paperback)

John O Brian, Jeremy Borsos

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ISBN 10: 1841504319 / ISBN 13: 9781841504315
Edité par Intellect Books, United Kingdom, 2011
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture souple
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Atomic postcards played an important role in creating and disseminating a public image of nuclear power. Presenting small-scale images of test explosions, power plants, fallout shelters, and long-range missiles, the cards were produced for mass audiences in China, the United States, the Soviet Union, and Japan, and theylink the multilayered geographies of Atomic Age nationalism and tourism. From the unfailingly cheery slogans Greetings from Los Alamos to blithe, handwritten notes and no-irony-intended Pray for Peace postmarks, these postcards mailed from the edge of danger nonetheless maintain the upbeat language of their medium. With 150 reproductions of cards and handwritten messages dating from the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the end of the Cold War, Atomic Postcards offers a fascinating glimpse of a time when the end of the world seemed close at hand. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9781841504315

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Titre : Atomic Postcards: Radioactive Messages from ...

Éditeur : Intellect Books, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre :New

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Atomic postcards played an important role in creating and disseminating a public image of nuclear power. Presenting small-scale images of test explosions, power plants, fallout shelters, and long-range missiles, the cards were produced for mass audiences in China, the United States, the Soviet Union, and Japan, and they link the multilayered geographies of Atomic Age nationalism and tourism. From the unfailingly cheery slogans—“Greetings from Los Alamos”—to blithe, handwritten notes and no-irony-intended “Pray for Peace” postmarks, these postcards mailed from the edge of danger nonetheless maintain the upbeat language of their medium.

With 150 reproductions of cards and handwritten messages dating from the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the end of the Cold War, Atomic Postcards offers a fascinating glimpse of a time when the end of the world seemed close at hand.

About the Author:

John O’Brian is professor of art history at the University of British Columbia. Jeremy Borsos is a visual artist whose exhibitions have been reviewed in Art in America and Canadian Art.

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