The Fun of the Fifties

Ads, Fads and Fashion
Author: Robert Opie
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 9781782435273
Category:
Page: 128
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The 1950s was a time of Bakelite phones, Sooty puppets, little blue waxed paper twists of salt in packets of crisps, Spangles, and black-and-white television sets. With the birth of rock 'n' roll, a spirit of post-War camaraderie, the end of rationing, the Festival of Britain, and the Coronation, this was an optimistic and more innocent time. Jam-packed with wonderful color photographs of everything from toys and household items to fashion, food, and film posters, and from the magazines and comics to the television programs, this wonderful collection celebrates one of the UK's most vibrant and celebrated decades. This toast to the 1950s is written and compiled by the Founder and Curator of the Museum of Brands, Robert Opie. This fascinating and hugely popular museum is a time tunnel of more than 12,000 original items reflecting the history of consumer culture. This celebration of one of the most memorable eras will take all those baby-boomers back to days of 1950s childhood innocence that should never be forgotten.

The 1950s: Key Themes and Documents


Author: James S. Olson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440861331
Category: History
Page: 342
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This volume serves as an invaluable guide to key political, social, and cultural concepts of the 1950s. • Provides rigorously and thematically tags of encyclopedic entries, period chronology, and primary documents for ease of reference • Serves as a valuable reference source for a key period of American History • Offers features that will help readers understand the period better, including sample Documents Based Essay Question and Top Tips for answering Documents Based Essay Questions

Style Me Vintage: Weddings

An inspirational guide to styling the perfect vintage wedding
Author: Annabel Beeforth
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1909815209
Category: Reference
Page: 300
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The fifth book in the successful 'Style Me Vintage' series is designed to inspire brides-to-be to create their own vintage-themed wedding. Harking back to styles of previous decades is often the basis for a truly stylish wedding, but it can be difficult to get all the details right, without a little bit of guidance. This beautiful and accessible book looks at how to source and put together bridal outfits and event styling for a themed occasion, from the Edwardian era, through the decades to the 1970s. From the dress itself, through to accessories, flowers, make-up and hair, even extra details such as how to style the attendants, venue, cake, stationery, photography, and entertainment are covered. Featuring beautiful photography from weddings photographer Joanna Brown. An ideal gift book for brides-to-be.

The 50s: The Story of a Decade


Author: The New Yorker Magazine
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679644822
Category: History
Page: 784
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Including contributions by Elizabeth Bishop • Truman Capote • John Cheever • Roald Dahl • Janet Flanner • Nadine Gordimer • A. J. Liebling • Dwight Macdonald • Joseph Mitchell • Marianne Moore • Vladimir Nabokov • Sylvia Plath • V. S. Pritchett • Adrienne Rich • Lillian Ross • Philip Roth • Anne Sexton • James Thurber • John Updike • Eudora Welty • E. B. White • Edmund Wilson And featuring new perspectives by Jonathan Franzen • Malcolm Gladwell • Adam Gopnik • Elizabeth Kolbert • Jill Lepore • Rebecca Mead • Paul Muldoon • Evan Osnos • David Remnick The 1950s are enshrined in the popular imagination as the decade of poodle skirts and “I Like Ike.” But this was also a complex time, in which the afterglow of Total Victory firmly gave way to Cold War paranoia. A sense of trepidation grew with the Suez Crisis and the H-bomb tests. At the same time, the fifties marked the cultural emergence of extraordinary new energies, like those of Thelonious Monk, Sylvia Plath, and Tennessee Williams. The New Yorker was there in real time, chronicling the tensions and innovations that lay beneath the era’s placid surface. In this thrilling volume, classic works of reportage, criticism, and fiction are complemented by new contributions from the magazine’s present all-star lineup of writers, including Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, and Jill Lepore. Here are indelible accounts of the decade’s most exciting players: Truman Capote on Marlon Brando as a pampered young star; Emily Hahn on Chiang Kai-shek in his long Taiwanese exile; and Berton Roueché on Jackson Pollock in his first flush of fame. Ernest Hemingway, Emily Post, Bobby Fischer, and Leonard Bernstein are also brought to vivid life in these pages. The magazine’s commitment to overseas reporting flourished in the 1950s, leading to important dispatches from East Berlin, the Gaza Strip, and Cuba during the rise of Castro. Closer to home, the fight to break barriers and establish a new American identity led to both illuminating coverage, as in a portrait of Thurgood Marshall at an NAACP meeting in Atlanta, and trenchant commentary, as in E. B. White’s blistering critique of Senator Joe McCarthy. The arts scene is here recalled in critical writing rarely reprinted, whether it’s Wolcott Gibbs on My Fair Lady, Anthony West on Invisible Man, or Philip Hamburger on Candid Camera. The reader is made witness to the initial response to future cultural touchstones through Edmund Wilson’s galvanizing book review of Doctor Zhivago and Kenneth Tynan’s rapturous response to the original production of Gypsy. As always, The New Yorker didn’t just consider the arts but contributed to them. Among the audacious young writers who began publishing in the fifties was one who would become a stalwart for the magazine in both fiction and criticism for fifty-five years: John Updike. Also featured here are great early works from Philip Roth and Nadine Gordimer, as well as startling poems by Theodore Roethke and Anne Sexton, among others. Completing the panoply are insightful and entertaining new pieces by present day New Yorker contributors examining the 1950s through contemporary eyes. The result is a vital portrait of American culture as only one magazine in the world could do it. Praise for The 50s “Superb: a gift that keeps on giving.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “[A] magnificent anthology.”—Literary Review From the Hardcover edition.

The Fifties in America


Author: John C. Super,R. Kent Rasmussen
Publisher: Decades (Salem Press)
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 1107
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Surveys the events and people of the United States and Canada from 1950 through 1959.

A Memoir of Creativity

Abstract Painting, Politics & the Media, 1956-2008
Author: Piri Halasz
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440123225
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 510
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A Memoir of Creativity chronicles one woman's life journey as she derives a theory, revealing meaning in abstract painting, from varied personal and professional experiences, and tells how she locates this theory within a broader social context. In 1966, Piri Halasz became the first woman within living memory to write a cover story for Time (and not just any cover story, either: the notorious one on Swinging London ). With wit and wisdom, she provides a glimpse into her red-diaper childhood, as well as reporting on her climb at Time from research to the writing staff. Vividly, she describes her controversial career as a female journalist during the sixties, offering an inside view of newsweekly rivalries during that tempestuous decade. Halasz then moves on to her initiation into the art world, her lively interaction with some of its most distinguished denizens and her immersion in graduate school. She concludes with what she has learned about art, art history, and history itself since the early eighties, applying that knowledge to better understand the twenty-first century. Through sharing her life story, Halasz encourages others to remain open to new experiences, to try different ways of seeing, and to use creativity to tackle hurdles.

Pressures on the press

an editor looks at Fleet Street
Author: Charles Wintour
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 276
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The Web's greatest hits

your one-stop guide to the best sites on the Internet
Author: Lynie Arden,Philip Lief Group
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780760759264
Category: Internet addresses
Page: 518
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American art of the 1960s


Author: Irving Sandler
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 412
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Discusses the avant-garde, pop art, photo-realism, op art, kinetic sculpture, minimal sculpture, process art, earthworks, and conceptual art

The pop sixties

a personal and irreverent guide
Author: Andrew J. Edelstein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780911818673
Category: History
Page: 239
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Von Nerds, Einhörnern und Disruption

Meine irren Abenteuer in der Start-up-Welt
Author: Dan Lyons
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 386414924X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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Er war 25 Jahre lang Journalist, dann stand er von einem Tag auf den anderen auf der Straße: Dan Lyons wurde mit 52 Jahren einfach aus dem Team wegrationalisiert. Was also tun? Da kam das Jobangebot von HubSpot, einem Bostoner Start-up, genau richtig: Sie bieten dem altgedienten Journalisten einen Stapel Aktien für den nicht näher bestimmten Job des »Marketingtypen«. Was soll da schon schiefgehen? Doch es kommt, wie es bei der Konstellation kommen muss: Schnell wird klar, dass bei seinem Job bei HubSpot ungefähr alles schiefläuft, was schieflaufen kann. Seine Kollegen sind im Schnitt halb so alt, statt Bürostühlen gibt es Sitzbälle, Spam wird als »liebenswerter Marketingcontent« bezeichnet und überhaupt erinnert die Atmosphäre bei HubSpot eher an einen immerwährenden Kindergeburtstag. Dass das nicht lange gutgehen kann, ist vorprogrammiert ... Dieses Buch bietet einzigartige Einblicke in die Start-up-Welt!

Bitch


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Rock music
Page: N.A
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Langweilige Postkarten


Author: Martin Parr
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 176
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Magnum photographer Martin Parr is a key figure in the worlds of photography and contemporary art. He has been an avid postcard collector for twenty years and in Langweilige Postkarten he presents the pride of his 'boring' collection: 160 postcards from Germany that take you on a daringly dull tour of its autobahns, airports, hotels, factories, shops, border posts, tower blocks and new towns.Presented without commentary or introduction of any kind, and with the original captions, the postcards are allowed to speak for themselves. They were all made before German reunification and provide fascinating and hilarious insights into German social and architectural values between the 1950s and 1980s. The two nations' special relationship with concrete and the functional modernist block is nostalgically and repetitiously celebrated in postcard after postcard, and the volume provides a revealing context for consideration of the work of contemporary German art and landscape photographers.