The Midcentury Kitchen: America's Favorite Room, from Workspace to Dreamscape, 1940s-1970s (Hardback)Sarah Archer (author)
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During the optimistic consumerism of midcentury America when families were ready to put their newfound prosperity on display, companies from General Electric to Pyrex to Betty Crocker were there to usher them into a new era. Counter heights were standardized, appliances were designed in fashionable colors, and convenience foods took over families' plates.
With archival photographs, advertisements, magazine pages, and movie stills, The Midcentury Kitchen captures the spirit of an era-and a room-where anything seemed possible.
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 886 g
Dimensions: 211 x 213 x 25 mm
"If you want to understand your kitchen, this is the book for you. Packed with fabulous period images and memorable detail, this is the story of how the center of the American home came to look the way it does today-and what that can tell us about gender, capitalism, and social norms." -- Nicola Twilley, writer and co-host of the Gastropod podcast
"Modern kitchens are the midcentury era in miniature: an embrace of the new, equal parts invention and consumption. Sarah Archer tells this story with warmth and wit, accompanied by beautifully chosen images throughout." -- Glenn Adamson, author of Fewer Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects
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