Populuxe

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Knopf, Oct 12, 1986 - Architecture - 184 pages
9 Reviews
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

User Review  - Craig Werner - Goodreads

Nostalgia trip with a little bit of cultural commentary mixed in. The pictures are a lot of fun, but for me it's mostly a down size coffee table book. Hine introduced the title term to talk about the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Excellent look at pop culture of the 50's and early 60s. Great photos and illustrations. Read full review

Contents

Taking Off
3
The Luckiest Generation
17
A New Place
37
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

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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