THE GREAT WAR OF IMAGES
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Adolphe Willette, “La Discipline allemande se relâche [German discipline slackens],” Le Rire rouge, 11 (January 30,1915). Private collection.
The Great War of Images
Editorial Director: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
Editorial Staff: Carole Gautier and Cécile Pichon-Bonin
Translator: David Ames Curtis
Nicholas-Henri Zmelty defended a noted thesis (winner of the Orsay Museum Prize) on France’s ca. 1900 poster craze. Here, he looks at the mass-circulation illustrated press in France, investigating its strong links with prewar culture from the standpoint of heroic, erotic, and humorous representations.