With post-World War II Americans ready to spend, post-World War II designers and manufacturers did their best to provide stylish merchandise. Prompted by recent interest in Fifties-style collectibles and revivals, Horn aims to give us ``some idea of the amazingly rich, varied, and often beautiful and highly original designs of those years.'' In individual chapters he focuses on furniture, architecture, fashion, crafts, and interior, graphic, and product design; he also looks at how Fifties design has influenced design of the Eighties. The witty and readable text fits the book's graphic design as well as its subject. Readers, especially collectors, will enjoy this nostalgic, picture-filled jaunt through another decade.Douglas G. Campbell, Warner Pacific Coll., Portland, Ore.