Corea del norte | North Korea: El peso de la historia | The weight of history.

  • Authors: Menene Gras Balaguer (Ed.), Ou Yang, Rafael Bueno, Rosa M. Calaf, Gracia Abad, Josep Manuel Brañas.
  • Spanish | Catalan | Basque | English
  • 978-84-936363-6-4
  • 45,00€ | Paperback | 17.3 x 24.6 cm | 461 pp.
  • Casa Asia | Barcelona, 2011
  • Hó Alhóndiga Bilbao.
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This book is the result of Casa Asia’s commitment to make unpublished documentation of the 20th and 21st century available, and to stimulate knowledge of a fragment of a country’s history which is the product of the division that arises, and root of a conflict that has marked international relations and the physiognomy of the Southeast Asian region. This book contains comprise paintings that are considered at the origin of the posters understood as propaganda instruments, whose printing multiplies the dissemination of the message. The image “says” without words and the text “speaks”, and this makes the poster become an instrument of mass mobilization. Overall, the specimens concerning the propaganda as it unfolds in the North Korean nation is a testimony of the impact that the phenomenon of the billboard had in this country, as in China during the Cultural Revolution or in Vietnam, where the cartel ends up being the maximum exponent of resistance to the enemy. In total, this volume brings together about 165 images documenting the social life of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea since its founding in 1948 until the beginning of the 21st century.

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