The 1950s Kitchen

The 1950s Kitchen

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by Kathryn Ferry
     
 

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The 1950s was the first great age of the modern kitchen. Labour-saving appliances, bright colours and the novelty of fitted units moved the kitchen from dankness into light, where it became the domain of the happy housewife and the heart of the home. New space-age material Formica, decorated with fashionable patterns, topped sleek cupboards that contained new

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The 1950s was the first great age of the modern kitchen. Labour-saving appliances, bright colours and the novelty of fitted units moved the kitchen from dankness into light, where it became the domain of the happy housewife and the heart of the home. New space-age material Formica, decorated with fashionable patterns, topped sleek cupboards that contained new classic wares such as Pyrex and 'Homemaker' crockery, and the ingredients for 1950s staples: semolina, coronation chicken and spotted dick. Electricity entered the kitchens of millions, and nowhere in the home was modern technology and modern design more evident. Bold colour, clean lines and stainless steel were keynotes of the decade. This book - a celebration of cooking, eating and living in the 1950s kitchen - is a feast of nostalgia, and a mine of inspiration for anyone wanting to recreate that '50s look in their own home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747811602
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/20/2011
Series:
Shire Library , #627
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
7 MB

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Meet the Author

Kathryn is a historian, writer and lecturer who has also worked as Senior Architectural Adviser to the Victorian Society. Besides architecture and design her other great interest is the seaside, and the social history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is the author of four other books for Shire, including the bestselling 'Beach Huts and Bathing Machines'.

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The 1950s Kitchen 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!! I really enjoyed this book!! Very interesting info about the 1950's and really cool pictures! It explained some interesting details about my very old house - which I love!! If you like the 1950's, you will enjoy this book. Wish I could find more like this one!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very helpful for those who want to learn to cook great home-made meals.