Fabulous Fabrics of the 50s: And Other Terrific Textiles of the 20s, 30s and 40s

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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 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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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.

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"Fabulous Fabrics of the '50s )and Other Terrific Textiles of the '20s, '30s and '40s)," by Gideon Bosker, Michele Mancini and John Gramstad, gives us yet another of this publisher's definitive glimpses of the pop-culture past. Warning: Grandma's-house-flashbacks ahead. With its great images of birch-bark weaves, wafflecloth, barkcloth, pima cotton and much, much more, you will want to run your fingers over the pages but, alas, samples aren't included.

The authors are vintage textile collectors and purveyors, and they trace the evolution of the fabrics as patterns exploded accroding to the thmese and trends of the era. --Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Fabulous Fabrics of the '50s )and Other Terrific Textiles of the '20s, '30s and '40s)," by Gideon Bosker, Michele Mancini and John Gramstad, gives us yet another of this publisher's definitive glimpses of the pop-culture past. Warning: Grandma's-house-flashbacks ahead. With its great images of birch-bark weaves, wafflecloth, barkcloth, pima cotton and much, much more, you will want to run your fingers over the pages but, alas, samples aren't included.

The authors are vintage textile collectors and purveyors, and they trace the evolution of the fabrics as patterns exploded accroding to the thmese and trends of the era. --Seattle Post-Intelligencer Seattle Post-Intelligencer2

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