Foreword Reviews

Up Against the Wall

Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster

2021 INDIES Winner
Gold, Popular Culture (Adult Nonfiction)
2021 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Art (Adult Nonfiction)

"Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster" offers nearly 200 examples of visually arresting and socially meaningful posters, taken from more than 8,000 held in the collection in the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries’ Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation. The collection, one of the largest of its kind in the world, was donated to the University of Rochester by Dr. Edward Atwater.