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Miller's: Collecting the 1950's Hardcover – May 15, 1997

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Often depicted as the era of bad taste, the 1950s usually evokes little more than poodle skirts and kidney-shaped tables in terms of style. However, as Marsh (also editor of the latest annual Miller's Collectibles Price Guide) points out, it was one of the most important periods in design history. It was the decade that brought high fashion to the masses, the clean look of Scandinavian design, and the expanded use of plastics and synthetic fibers. The results of these (and other) innovations are well illustrated in this book by photos of typical household items and appliances, clothing, costume accessories, toys, and games. References to popular design motifs and a time line of important events help to define attitudes and tastes of the time. Included are background information and current prices for the items. Although this work has British origins, prices are in American dollars. The final section, in which the author attempts to discuss the impact of films and pop music on design, is too brief. Nonetheless, this book would be an interesting and useful addition for all decorative arts collections.?Margarete Gross, Chicago P.L.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (May 15, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857326059
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857326055
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.8 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,323,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By alexandrat@millerhuber.com on January 14, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is an **excellent** resource book! It's not only chock full o' cool color pictures, it has lots of really informative text--a rare combination. Covers furniture (Herman Miller/Saarenen etc), spacey fabric designs, silly kitsch, dishware, lamps, 50s clothing and much, much more. Most books of this sort are either text-heavy, or merely picture books. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in collecting vintage stuff of this period!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By I P McCann on March 3, 2000
Format: Hardcover
A mind-boggling array of beautiful and outlandish objects from the 1950s explained, illustrated and priced, with a real sense of perspective and a light-hearted approach. Every page has something to make the collector gasp, and it's not all just the usual 50s Americana -- there's a strong emphasis on stuff from the UK and Europe, including some glorious textiles and enough emphemera to thrill the most jaded collector. A much-needed guide to a still under-explored era of collectables. A real must for anyone with even the remotest interest in understanding both the era and the origins of the objects that help make it seem so glamorous today.
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By LT on March 11, 2013
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While this book isn't INDEPTH, it's fun! Its fun to see the different collectible items. This book has lovely pictures and was in great shape!
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