The 1950s Home

Overview

In the aftermath of World War II, design was key to a new way of living as carefully thought-out principles were applied to new homes and commercial buildings across the country. From open plan living to new materials in buildings and furnishing, the 1950s marked a bright new era.

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Overview

In the aftermath of World War II, design was key to a new way of living as carefully thought-out principles were applied to new homes and commercial buildings across the country. From open plan living to new materials in buildings and furnishing, the 1950s marked a bright new era.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
[In reference to 1930s Home, 1940s Home and 1950s Home]: "Lavishly illustrated with photographs, ephemera and wonderful period advertisements, all three of these books take one through a good overview of British architectural design, house construction, furnishings and decor, and gardens." - Kitchen Retro, kitchenretro.blogspot.com October 2009
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780747807117
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/17/2009
  • Series: Shire Library Series
  • Pages: 56
  • Sales rank: 807,103
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Sophie Leighton has an MA in the History of Art from The Courtauld Institute and is now a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The author lives in England.

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