Bringing Modernity Home: Writings on Popular Design and Material Culture - Studies in Design and Material Culture (Hardback)
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Bringing Modernity Home: Writings on Popular Design and Material Culture - Studies in Design and Material Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 31/03/2007
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Bringing Modernity Home offers a retrospective view of the development of popular taste and the beginnings of a new phase in the rise of the consumer society in the post Second World War period. It traces the change to consumer-led design after a time of grim austerity and recovery from the war while the state and production considerations held sway when consumers "couldn't afford taste". The case studies of so-called frivolous items like the cocktail cabinet, the coffee table and the rise of DIY in the working-class homes of the "new towns" gives a flavor of the excitement and thrill they afforded designers, makers and consumers after the harsh deprivations of the war.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719063268
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 712 g
Dimensions: 240 x 170 x 18 mm

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