Cold War Hothouses: Inventing Postwar Culture, from Cockpit to Playboy
Beatriz Colomina, Annemarie Brennan, Jeannie Kim
Chronicle Books, Apr 17, 2012 - Architecture - 288 pages
The technological innovation and unprecedented physical growth of the cold war era permeated American life in every aspect and at every scale. From the creation of the military-industrial complex and the beginnings of suburban sprawl to the production of the ballpoint pen and the TV dinner, the artifacts of the period are a numerous and diverse as they are familiar. Over the past half-century, our awe at the advances of postwar society has softened to nostalgia, and our affection for its material culture has clouded our memories of the enormous spatial reorganizations and infrastructural transformations that changed American life forever.
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