American Glamour and the Evolution of Modern Architecture

Alice T. Friedman

Yale University Press, New Haven, 2010


Featuring assessments of architectural examples ranging from Mies van der Rohe’s monolithic Seagram Building to Elvis Presley’s sprawling Graceland estate, as well as vintage photographs, advertisements, and posters, this book argues that new audiences and client groups with tastes rooted in popular entertainment made their presence felt in the cultural marketplace during the postwar period. The author suggests that American and European architecture and design increasingly reflected the values of a burgeoning consumer society, including a fundamental confidence in the power of material objects to transform the identity and status of those who owned them.

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ISBN: 9780300116540

272 pagina's, 40 kleur + 125 z/w illus., 25,4 × 20,3 cm, hardcover, Engels