VU
The Story of a Magazine that Made an Era

MICHEL FRIZOT and CEDRIC DE VEIGY
320pp 300 COLOUR ILLUS 2009 OUT OF PRINT A957

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£15.95

Description
The French illustrated weekly magazine VU ran over 600 issues between March 1928 and May 1940. Conceived as a beautiful ongoing film that would bring all of life within the range of the human eye, the magazine was crammed with photographs and was designed to provide its readers with the same kind of experience as the cinema newsreels watched by millions of people each week. ‘The text explains, the photo proves’ was the magazine’s editorial motto. This book gives VU the attention it deserves by liberally reproducing a selection of front covers, pages and spreads from throughout its short but prolific history, together with the commentary and analysis they demand.

A marvellous book . . . Leafing through this will jolt you. It will make the dangers of the 1930s seem as real as today’s. RA MAGAZINE