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

Bosker, Gideon; Mancini, Michele; Gramsted, John

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ISBN 10: 0877018111 / ISBN 13: 9780877018117
Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1992
Used Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Softcover with French flaps. 4to. 1992 edition, second printing. Book is in near fine condition; edges are lightly rubbed. A bright, clean copy, with more than 170 color photographs throughout. 119 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 71294

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Title: Fabulous Fabrics of the 50s (And Other ...

Publisher: Chronicle Books, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Near Fine

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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.

About the Author:

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.

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Warwick Books, is an Internet-only bookseller that specializes in hard-to-find books for avid readers and collectors. Many of our books are out of print. Specialties include literature, signed firsts, art and photography, design, illustrated books, cookbooks, field guides, children's books, needlecraft books, and Americana. We recently acquired a large private collection of books on military history. The focus is on World War II as well as aviation history. Warwick Books is a member of IOBA, the Independent Online Booksellers Association.

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