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Populuxe
     

Populuxe

by Thomas Hine
 

ISBN-10: 1585679100

ISBN-13: 9781585679102

Pub. Date: 07/31/2007

Publisher: Overlook

"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

Overview

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585679102
Publisher:
Overlook
Publication date:
07/31/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
732,812
Product dimensions:
8.29(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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