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Retro: A Guide to the Mid-Twentieth Century Design Revival

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Franklin, AS, Retro: A Guide to the Mid-Twentieth Century Design Revival, Bloomsbury, London, pp. 255. ISBN 978-0857858504 (2013) [Revision/New Edition]

Abstract

Retro may be cool, but why are we now in the middle of a love affair with objects and designs from the mid-twentieth century? What unique qualities do they share that make them so special now? Using one of the most spectacular displays of retro objects ever assembled, and covering all the bases - furniture, fashion, ceramics, technology, metal, graphics, plastic and glass - twentieth-century expert Adrian Franklin provides the answers. Spanning the period from the 1950s to the 1980s and beyond, and with international coverage, the book identifies the designers, manufacturers, brands, innovations, technologies and materials that transformed the world during the period of mid-century modern and still cast their magic spell. Authoritative, entertaining and beautiful, Retro is itself an object to be treasured.

Item Details

Item Type:Revision/New Edition
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural Studies
Research Field:Consumption and Everyday Life
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Other Cultural Understanding
Objective Field:Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
Author:Franklin, AS (Professor Adrian Franklin)
ID Code:83293
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Social Sciences
Deposited On:2013-03-07
Last Modified:2013-04-11
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