The 1960s Home

The 1960s Home

by Paul Evans
     
 

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The 1960s witnessed a sustained period of economic growth, consumer spending and stable employment. This hitherto unknown prosperity enabled a marked growth in levels of owner occupation and a subsequent boom in the sale of household furnishings and luxury goods. Consumers who had grown up during the 1940s and 50s with its attendant privations could now

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The 1960s witnessed a sustained period of economic growth, consumer spending and stable employment. This hitherto unknown prosperity enabled a marked growth in levels of owner occupation and a subsequent boom in the sale of household furnishings and luxury goods. Consumers who had grown up during the 1940s and 50s with its attendant privations could now confidently enjoy the fruits of the consumer society, troubled only perhaps by the shadow of the atomic bomb.

The 1960s Home looks at the styles and fashions in domestic housing and interiors between 1960 and 1970. Although this period has received increasing attention in recent years much of it has been concentrated on progressive and exclusive design rather than on the furniture and furnishings of the 'average' home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747811596
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/20/2011
Series:
Shire Library , #604
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
56
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Evans is a specialist dealer in twentieth-century art and design, having a particular interest in posters, graphics, and the propaganda arts. He is co-author (with Peter Doyle) of The Home Front, 1939-45 and Tommy's War in Europe - British Military Memorabilia, 1939-45.


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