As seen on TV the visual culture of everyday life in the 1950s
A study in style, material culture, and art history, this text explores what Americans in the 1950s saw and what they looked for with a gaze newly influenced by TV. From the sensation of Elvis Presley to the First Lady's apparel, this book describes the taste and sensibility of the postwar era.
Print Book, English, 2002
1. Harvard Univ. Press paperback ed., 7. print View all formats and editions
Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, Mass, 2002
328 Seiten Illustrationen
9780674048836, 9780674048829, 0674048830, 0674048822
Prologue 1.Namie Eisenhower's New Look 2.Hyphenated Culture: Painting by Numbers in the New Age of Leisure 3.Disneyland, 1955: The Place That Was Also a TV Show 4.Autoeroticism: America's Love Affair with the Car in the Television Age 5.When Elvis Cut His Hair: The Meaning of Mobility 6.Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book: The Aesthetics of food in the 1950s 7.Nixon in Moscow: Appliances, Affluence, and Americanism Afterword Notes Illustration Credits Acknowledgments Index