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