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Midcentury Christmas: Holiday Fads, Fancies, and Fun from 1945 to 1970

Sarah Archer


  • Hardcover
    $36.88
ISBN: 9781581574029
ANNOTATION:
A celebration of Christmas in the 1950s and `60s.
Midcentury Christmas: Holiday Fads, Fancies, and Fun from 1945 to 1970
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  • Hardcover
    $36.88
ISBN: 9781581574029
ANNOTATION:
A celebration of Christmas in the 1950s and `60s.

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A celebration of Christmas in the 1950s and `60s.

Publisher Description

At Christmas time, post-war America's dreams and desires were on full display, from shopping centre Santas to shiny aluminium Christmas trees, from the Grinch to Charlie Brown's beloved spindly Christmas tree.

Now design maven Sarah Archer tells the story of how Christmas time in America rocketed from the Victorian period into Space Age thanks to the new technologies and unprecedented prosperity that shaped the era. This book features icons of that time: a visual feast of Christmas eats and recipes, from magazines and food and appliance makers; Christmas cards from artists and designers of the era; and vintage how-to templates and instructions for Chirstmas decorations from Good Housekeeping and the 1960's craft craze.

Author Biography

Sarah Archer is a writer and curator who specializes in design and material culture. The author of Midcentury Christmas and The Midcentury Kitchen, she contributes to Slate, The Atlantic, Architectural Digest, and newyorker.com. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Review

"Full of beautiful, nostalgic adverts and illustrations and managing to make even such bygone horrors as aluminium Christmas trees stylish, Midcentury Christmas is one for hipsters and old timers alike." -- Red Magazine

Product Details

Author
Sarah Archer
Pages
224
Publisher
Countryman Press
Language
English
ISBN-10
1581574029
ISBN-13
9781581574029
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Year
2016
Audience
General/Trade
Short Title
MIDCENTURY XMAS
Subtitle
Holiday Fads, Fancies, and Fun from 1945 to 1970
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
120 color illustrations
Publication Date
2016-10-18