The 1950s Home by Sophie LeightonThe 1950s Home by Sophie Leighton

The 1950s Home

bySophie Leighton

Paperback | November 17, 2009

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In the aftermath of World War II, design was key to a new way of living as carefully thought-out principles were applied to new homes and commercial buildings across the country. From open plan living to new materials in buildings and furnishing, the 1950s marked a bright new era.
Sophie Leighton has an MA in the History of Art from The Courtauld Institute and is now a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The author lives in England.
Title:The 1950s HomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 8.29 × 5.63 × 0.18 inPublished:November 17, 2009Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0747807116

ISBN - 13:9780747807117


Table of Contents

Introduction /Town Planning and Architectural Styles /Modern Spaces /Furniture /Decor /Gardens /Conclusion /Further Reading /Places to Visit /Index

Editorial Reviews

"Lavishly illustrated with photographs, ephemera and wonderful period advertisements, all three of these books take one through a good overview of British architectural design, house construction, furnishings and decor, and gardens." -Kitchen Retro, (October 2009) on 1930s Home, 1940s Home and 1950s Home