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Fabulous Fabrics of the 50s

And Other Terrific Textiles of the 20s, 30s and 40s

By Gideon Bosker,and Michele Mancini,and John Gramstad,Photographs by Bruce Beaton

10 x 9 5/8 in; 120 pp;
175 Full-Color Photographs
Paperback
April 1992
ISBN 9780877018117
ISBN10 0877018111

SKU# 9780877018117

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In this nostalgia-packed celebration of fabric design during its riotous mid-century years, over 170 striking full-color photographs accompanied by a lively text and detailed captions document the bold new patterns and unprecedented color combinations tha...
Fabulous Fabrics of the 50s


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Fabulous Fabrics of the 50s

In this nostalgia-packed celebration of fabric design during its riotous mid-century years, over 170 striking full-color photographs accompanied by a lively text and detailed captions document the bold new patterns and unprecedented color combinations that had taken over American home decor. After the war, designs based on science and fantasy proliferated, and no home was complete without boomerang-patterned drapes at the windows or a cowboy-print couch in the den. Organized by pattern type into ten chapters, Fabulous Fabrics also covers the floral prints and Hollywood inspired satins of the 30s and the vivid tropical and nautical designs of the 40s. Today, these fabrics are hot collector's items appreciated for their kitschy optimism and their bright evocation of a more innocent era. A must have resource for designers, interior decorators, artists, architects, and pop-culture buffs, Fabulous Fabrics of the 50s is the ultimate tribute to the exuberant spirit of the century's most innovative textiles.

 

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10 x 9 5/8 in; 120 pp;
175 Full-Color Photographs
Paperback
April 1992
ISBN 9780877018117
ISBN10 0877018111

Gideon Bosker is an Oregon based author, photographer, and connoisseur of popular culture whose many books include Freak Show, and Fabulous Fabrics of the 50s.

John Gramstad is a textile collector who lives in Portland, Oregon. He sells his fabrics all over the world.

Bruce Beaton is a freelance photographer who lives in Portland, Oregon.