The 1950s American Home
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The 1950s American Home

by Diane Boucher
     
 

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This title explores what life was like in the 1950s American home. An age of optimism, it is about living the American Dream and how this was achieved, changes in the home, new convenience technology, new ways of living. From Ranch House to American Modernism to affordable homes in the suburbs, this was how to live the good life in an era of unprecedented

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This title explores what life was like in the 1950s American home. An age of optimism, it is about living the American Dream and how this was achieved, changes in the home, new convenience technology, new ways of living. From Ranch House to American Modernism to affordable homes in the suburbs, this was how to live the good life in an era of unprecedented prosperity and opportunity.

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"A tribute to what would become known as "the American dream" — the ideal dwelling replete with time-saving appliances, a car, space to entertain indoors and outside, plus the requisite TV. Home sweet home never looked so good."—San Jose Mercury News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747812388
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/18/2013
Series:
Shire Library USA Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
395,983
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Diane Boucher has been a researcher and docent at the Crab Tree Farm Collection of American and European Arts and Crafts, Lake Bluff, Illinois - one of the most important private collections of late 19th and early 20th-century Arts and Crafts in the US. She is now Community Docent at the University of Virginia Art Museum. She has written numerous articles on American interiors.

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