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Designed for hi-fi living : the vinyl LP in midcentury America

Author: Janet Borgerson; Jonathan E Schroeder; Daniel Miller
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The sleek hi-fi console in a well-appointed midcentury American living room might have had a stack of albums by musicians like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, or Patti Page. It was just as likely to have had a selection of LPs from slightly different genres, with such titles as Cocktail Time, Music for a Chinese Dinner at Home, The Perfect Background Music for Your Home Movies, Honeymoon in Hawaii, Strings for a Space  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Borgerson; Jonathan E Schroeder; Daniel Miller
ISBN: 9780262036238 0262036231 9780262536011 0262536013
OCLC Number: 958205262
Awards: Winner of Best books of 2017! 2017
Winner of Best music books of 2017! 2017
Description: xv, 420 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I: Home --
Being at Home --
Modern Art and Design --
Music for Gracious Living --
Let's Have a Dinner Party! --
Music for Hi-Fi Living --
Part II: Away --
Airlines --
Honeymoon --
New York City --
Cuba --
Hawaii --
Sound Tour --
Adventures in Sound --
Capitol of the World --
Space.
Responsibility: Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder ; foreword by Daniel Miller.

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How record albums and their covers delivered mood music, lifestyle advice, global sounds, and travel tips to midcentury Americans who longed to be modern.  Read more...

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Before album covers were reduced to tiny icons on smartphones, they were bold, colorful pieces of art, as much cultural indicators as protectors for the records inside.-Wall Street Journal, Alexandra Read more...

 
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