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

Gideon Bosker, John Gramstad
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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