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Titre : Populuxe: The Look and Life of America in ...
Éditeur : U.S.A.: Knopf
Date d'édition : 1986
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Very Good
Etat de la jaquette : Very Good
Signé : Inscribed by Author(s)
Edition : 1st Edition
Original 1986 first edition hardback book with dust jacket. 184 pages. Inscribed by Thomas Hines. Book has light spotting along edges, DJ lightly spotted on back. Now protected in brodart plastic cover. Text is clean and complete, binding is tight. Fabulous illustrations. Keywords: N° de réf. du libraire 213X
Synopsis : The decade from 1954 to 1964 was one of America's great shopping sprees. Never before were there so many people able to acquire so many things, and never before was there such a choice. Thomas Hine calls it Populuxe--populism and popularity and luxury, plus a totally unnecessary "e" to give it a little class; the word itself is as synthetic as the world it denotes. With the help of more than 250 amazing and amusing pictures in black and white and color (and what colors!), Thomas Hine explores, recaptures and explains this glorious, vanished world of hopes and dreams and cock-eyed optimism. His book is both a celebration of a singular (and slightly bizarre) aesthetic and a revelation of America's not-so-distant past.
Note de l'auteur: It's a pleasure to have written a book that so many people love, and it's a particularly rare privilege to have coined a word that a number of distinguished writers have found so useful. This hardcover reprint edition isn't quite as beautiful as the original from Knopf, but it comes very close, and at a very good price, too.
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