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Knopf, Oct 12, 1986 - Architecture - 184 pages
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From tail fins and Tupperware parties to Barbie dolls and fallout shelters, America revelled in a kind of innocent hedonism, buying objects in vibrant two-tone combinations of coral and charcoal, turquoise and lime green. Black-and-white illustrations.

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Review: Populuxe: The Look and Life of America in the '50s and '60s, from Tailfins and TV Dinners to Barbie Dolls and Fallout Shelters

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It was interesting to note that Hines spends much more time on things that don't interest me (cars) and little to no time on the things that do. There was little here on fashion or food (and I don't ... Read full review


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Thomas Hine, the author of four previous books, including "Populuxe" and "The Total Package, " is a writer on culture, history, and design. He is a columnist for "Philadelphia Magazine" and a contributor to the "Atlantic Monthly, Martha Stewart Living, Architectural Record, the Washington Post, the New York Times, " and other publications. He Lives in Philadelphia.

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