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"Populuxe" - populism, popularity and luxury is the word coined by the author to express the atmosphere of American society during the decade 1954-1964. The book examines the new luxury products created at this time and the lifestyle they represent, so giving a tour of this era when the United States had a booming economy and was virtually unchallenged as a world power. It discusses the new world of mass suburbia where there was always a hope of being able to move up the ladder to something better and looks at the many new things there were to buy such as electric lawn mowers, washing machines, a charcoal grill and televisions. This was the push-button age when the flick of a finger promised the end of domestic drudgery and was also described as the Jet Age when cars sprout ed tail-fins.
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Descripción Paperback. Condición: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. del artículo: GOR003953785
Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 1987. Condición: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. del artículo: GRP26648536
Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 1987. Hardcover. Condición: Good. Light wear to boards. Content is clean with slight toning. Good DJ with little wear and price clipped. Nº de ref. del artículo: 9999-9995300245
Descripción Bloomsbury, London, 1987. Hardcover. Condición: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. Uninscribed. Dust jacket unworn but half cm edge tear with no loss. Nº de ref. del artículo: 2836
Descripción Bloomsbury London 1987 First Edition, 1987. Fine Demy 4to, 184pp, 250 b/w & colour Illusts. Fine Hard Cover This book investigates the synthetic styles of the boom years of 1954-64 hedonism. These styles reflected the optimism of 'the jet age', 'the push-button age' and 'the atomic age'. Nº de ref. del artículo: 001431
Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing, London - first UK edition, 1987. hardcover, 8½" x 10½", with dust jacket Thomas Hine calls the designs of the period 1954 - 64 "Populuxe" - populism and popularity and luxury, with a totally unnecessary 'e' to give it a little class; the word itself is as synthetic as the world it denotes. By examining the remarkable objects of this time and the life they represent, Hine takes us on an instructional, entertaining tour of this rather pecular Golden Age (tailfins, TV dinners, Barbie dolls and fallout shelters). Ours is an ex-library copy in transparent protective covering, with usual stamps, stickers, barcode. GOOD book in GOOD unclipped dust jacket 184 pages. Nº de ref. del artículo: 34268