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Wedding Bell Blues

100 Years of Our Great Romance with Marriage

by Michael Barson,and Steven Heller

7.5 x 10 in; 132 pp;
175 color and b/w images
Paperback
February 2000
ISBN 9780811821544
ISBN10 0811821544

SKU# 9780811821544

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Love and marriage, horse and carriage, they may go together in that old classic croon... But in twentieth-century America-hang on tight-the horses have run wild and it's one bumpy ride! Welcome to the world of Wedding Bell Blues, a romp through our...
Wedding Bell Blues


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Wedding Bell Blues

Love and marriage, horse and carriage, they may go together in that old classic croon... But in twentieth-century America-hang on tight-the horses have run wild and it's one bumpy ride! Welcome to the world of Wedding Bell Blues, a romp through our endless fascination with that most august of domestic institutions: marriage. Celebrated (and bemoaned) in every medium imaginable, weddings and marriage are as much a part of life as birth, death, and taxes. Hundreds of nostalgic images, from advertisements to magazine covers to movie posters, display the full range of romance and allure of real and fictional brides and grooms. Seasoned advice from the likes of Archie Bunker to turn-of-the-century marriage manuals lend a note of unsolicited, and often absurd, guidance to the uninitiated. Whether you're already hitched, have been, or vow never to be, tying the knot will hardly look the same again.

 

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7.5 x 10 in; 132 pp;
175 color and b/w images
Paperback
February 2000
ISBN 9780811821544
ISBN10 0811821544
Michael Barson is the author of Better Dead Than Red!; Lost, Lonely and Vicious; and Born to Be Bad. He lives in New York.

Steven Heller is the art director of the New York Times Book Review. He is the author of over ninety books on graphic design, popular art, and satiric art. He lives in New York City.

Read an exclusive interview with Steven Heller.