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Populuxe, from Tailfins and TV Dinners to Barbie Dolls and Fallout Shelters 1954-1964

Hine, Thomas

Verlag: MJF Books, Fine Communications, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1999
ISBN 10: 1567313167 / ISBN 13: 9781567313161
Gebraucht / Coral Color Hardboard / Anzahl: 1
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Titel: Populuxe, from Tailfins and TV Dinners to ...

Verlag: MJF Books, Fine Communications, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: Coral Color Hardboard

Illustrator: Photographs & Painting Reproductions

Zustand: Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Auflage: Probable First Edition.

Art des Buches: Architecture/Design


pp.184. Decorative endpapers. A colorful book with prolific color illustrations of everything from chairs to tailfins. A pictorial DJ with the tail of a 1955 Plymouth. Every famous designer of the 50's to 60's has their renowned designs illustrated. A lovely book for anyone who loves or studies design. The bottom corner on the back cover is bumped. Otherwise, almost like new. Size: 10 1/4" Tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002084

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Inhaltsangabe: The decade from 1954 to 1964 was one of America's great shopping sprees. Never before were there so many people able to acquire so many things, and never before was there such a choice. Thomas Hine calls it Populuxe--populism and popularity and luxury, plus a totally unnecessary "e" to give it a little class; the word itself is as synthetic as the world it denotes. With the help of more than 250 amazing and amusing pictures in black and white and color (and what colors!), Thomas Hine explores, recaptures and explains this glorious, vanished world of hopes and dreams and cock-eyed optimism. His book is both a celebration of a singular (and slightly bizarre) aesthetic and a revelation of America's not-so-distant past.

Vom Autor: It's a pleasure to have written a book that so many people love, and it's a particularly rare privilege to have coined a word that a number of distinguished writers have found so useful. This hardcover reprint edition isn't quite as beautiful as the original from Knopf, but it comes very close, and at a very good price, too.

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