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Vintage Home: 20th-Century Design for Contemporary Living

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Dimensions: L: 21cm x W: 3.2cm x H: 27cm

Product Code: 9781909342538

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Vintage Home is both a practical collector's guide - what to look out for - and a celebration of the period. It covers both serious and costly designer creations, which sell in major auction houses worldwide, and cheerful mass-produced kitsch, which you can pick up in car boot sales, charity shops, flea markets and yard sales. It looks at objects from around the world that were made for every taste and budget. Designers in the twentieth century were driven by the possibilities of mass-production and excited by the host of new materials. The period is also infused with the importance of women after the First World War and the emergence of a youth culture, and the new market for modern, fashionable goods from the 1950s onward. Where the older generation were used to `make do and mend', the young embraced wholeheartedly the disposable society. They replaced the old with something new and fashionable, a taste epitomised by colourful plastic furniture and paper dresses. The consequence is a fabulous array of every type of object for the collector.

Book Title Vintage Home: 20th-Century Design for Contemporary Living
ISBN 9781909342538
By Author(s) Judith Miller
Publisher Jacqui Small
Pages 288
Format Hardback
Dimensions 21cm x 3.2cm x 27cm
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