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Author Franklin, Adrian.

Title Retro : a guide to the mid-20th century design revival / Adrian Franklin
Published Sydney : NewSouth in association with Powerhouse Museum, 2011


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Description 255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Summary Retro may be cool, but why are we now in the middle of a love affair with objects and designs from the mid-twentieth century? What unique qualities do they share that make them so special now? Using one of the most spectacular displays of retro objects ever assembled, and covering all the bases - furniture, fashion, ceramics, technology, metal, graphics, plastic and glass - twentieth-century expert Adrian Franklin provides the answers. Spanning the period from the 1950s to the 1980s and beyond, and with international coverage, the book identifies the designers, manufacturers, brands, innovations, technologies and materials that transformed the world and still cast their magic spell. Authoritative, entertaining and beautiful, Retro is itself an object to be treasured
Analysis Australian
Notes Includes index
Library's NL copy signed and inscribed by Professor Adrian Franklin, 23 November 2012. AuCNL
Subject Twentieth century design.
Art deco.
Art objects -- History -- 20th century.
Decoration and ornament -- Art deco.
Design -- History -- 20th century.
Furniture -- History -- 20th century.
Retro (Style)
Twentieth century -- Design.
Author Power House Museum
ISBN 174223285X (paperback)
9781742232850 (paperback)