"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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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.About the Author:
Thomas Hine writes about American history, culture and design for publications. His books include The Rise and Fall of the American Teenager (1999), The Total Package (1995), Facing Tomorrow (1991) and Populuxe (1986). He lives in Philadelphia.
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Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 1987. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110747500576
Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 1987. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0747500576