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PUTTING ON THE STYLE: SETTING UP HOME IN THE 1950S. Sally MacDonald and Julia Porter. Geffrye Museum, London, 1990. 60 pp. with 62 ills. (6 col.). 25 x 25 cm. ISBN 1872828000 In English.
Presenting an innovative sociological examination of British domestic design in a decade marked by rapid cultural change and severe housing shortages, this catalogue includes documentary photographs and advertising images of mass-produced furniture and furnishings illustrating the frequent disparity between idealized popular visions and actual living circumstances in the country. Incorporating many personal accounts of conditions during the period, five essays consider in detail such topics as the role of the government and the media in promoting utilitarian design and economical housing solutions, the aspirations of housewives, newlyweds and immigrants, and the social impact of new products and materials.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Post-1945 — Furniture — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 75,30
Worldwide Number: 053566
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