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Shop America
Shop America
Shop America
Shop America
Shop America
Shop America

Shop America

  • In postwar America, everything pointed to a bright, shiny future. Sheer optimism and opulence informed everything from automobile design to architecture, infusing design with larger-than-life planes and curves.
  • Brand Taschen
  • Symbol 9783822842690
  • Author Steven Heller
  • Oprawa twarda
  • English
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In postwar America, everything pointed to a bright, shiny future. Sheer optimism and opulence informed everything from automobile design to architecture, infusing design with larger-than-life planes and curves. Storefront design of the era is particularly indicative of this phenomenon, incarnated here in an extensive collection of hand-illustrated shop window designs from 1938 to 1950.

These spectacular, often grandiose plans for grocery stores, shoe shops, beauty salons, bakeries, and more are reminders of a time when stores were sacred shrines for the congregation of American shoppers - impressive and even slightly intimidating, just like the future itself. Collected for this unique book, the designs viewed in retrospect reveal the mindset of a unique period in history. In addition to an extensive selection of drawings are historical black and white photographs of actual shops built in a similar style.

"Shop America" offers a rare look at mid-century commercial America as it pictured itself.

Number of pages 246 Format 265 x 340

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2023-12-13
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