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The 1950s American Home (Shire Library)

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This title explores what life was like in the 1950s American home. An age of optimism, it is about living the American Dream and how this was achieved, changes in the home, new convenience technology, new ways of living. From Ranch House to American Modernism to affordable homes in the suburbs, this was how to live the good life in an era of unprecedented prosperity and opportunity.

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This title explores what life was like in the 1950s American home. An age of optimism, it is about living the American Dream and how this was achieved, changes in the home, new convenience technology, new ways of living. From Ranch House to American Modernism to affordable homes in the suburbs, this was how to live the good life in an era of unprecedented prosperity and opportunity.

About the Author

Diane Boucher has been a researcher and docent at the Crab Tree Farm Collection of American and European Arts and Crafts, Lake Bluff, Illinois - one of the most important private collections of late 19th and early 20th-century Arts and Crafts in the US. She is now Community Docent at the University of Virginia Art Museum. She has written numerous articles on American interiors.

Table of Contents

A Clean Break: Achieving the American Dream

Home Sweet Home: Domestic Architectural Styles

How They Lived: The Living Room

The Woman's Realm: The Kitchen, Food and Entertaining

The Good Life: 1950s American Style

Places to Visit

Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780747812388
Author:
Boucher, Diane
Publisher:
Shire Publications
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire USA
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 MONO; 40 COLOUR
Pages:
70
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.88 x 0.25 in 0.34 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Houses
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Types
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » United States » West
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , This title explores what life was like in the 1950s American home. An age of optimism, it is about living the American Dream and how this was achieved, changes in the home, new convenience technology, new ways of living. From Ranch House to American Modernism to affordable homes in the suburbs, this was how to live the good life in an era of unprecedented prosperity and opportunity.
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