Retro: A Guide to the Mid-20th Century Design Revival


ISBN: 9780857858504
Author(s): Adrian Franklin
Format: paperback
Year published: 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Total Pages: 256
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in colour

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

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