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The Resource Maynard L. Parker : modern photography and the American dream, edited by Jennifer A. Watts

Maynard L. Parker : modern photography and the American dream, edited by Jennifer A. Watts

Label
Maynard L. Parker : modern photography and the American dream
Title
Maynard L. Parker
Title remainder
modern photography and the American dream
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jennifer A. Watts
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As a prolific photographer for House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens, Architectural Digest, and Sunset magazine, Maynard L. Parker (1900-1976) was a pioneer in documenting residential spaces and landscapes for postwar America. His extensively published, sun-kissed brand of photography made him a critical contributor to domestic design culture from the 1940s into the 1960s. Parker's lens revealed the homes and lifestyles of affluent Americans and celebrities, including Judy Garland, Clark Gable, and Bing Crosby, as well as the interiors, gardens, and built works of Samuel Marx, Frank Lloyd Wright, Thomas Church, and Cliff May, offering an alluring template for living in a new consumer age. Maynard L. Parker: Modern Photography and the American Dream is the first monograph to consider Parker and his work. Lavishly illustrated essays by leading scholars set Parker's photography against the backdrop of an unprecedented demographic shift, the Cold War, and a suburban society increasingly fixated on consumption."--Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
TR140.P347
LC item number
M39 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Watts, Jennifer A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parker, Maynard L
  • Parker, Maynard L
  • Photographers
  • United States
  • Architectural photography
  • Architekturphotographie
  • Photographie
  • Lebensstil
  • USA
Label
Maynard L. Parker : modern photography and the American dream, edited by Jennifer A. Watts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Maynard L. Parker : bringing houses home / Jennifer A. Watts -- A star is born : making Hollywood magic / Sam Watters -- Looking both ways : modernizing the past to shape the future / Edward R. Bosley -- Shelter me : the suburban dream in Cold War America / Elaine Tyler May -- Framing modern : Maynard L. Parker, Elizabeth Gordon, and House beautiful's Pace Settter Program / Monica Penick -- Promoting ranch house living : Cliff May and Maynard L. Parker / Daniel Gregory -- The sensible curve : Maynard L. Parker in the American garden, 1948-1956 / Christopher Hawthorne
Control code
785865160
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780300171150
Lccn
2012023061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)785865160
Label
Maynard L. Parker : modern photography and the American dream, edited by Jennifer A. Watts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Maynard L. Parker : bringing houses home / Jennifer A. Watts -- A star is born : making Hollywood magic / Sam Watters -- Looking both ways : modernizing the past to shape the future / Edward R. Bosley -- Shelter me : the suburban dream in Cold War America / Elaine Tyler May -- Framing modern : Maynard L. Parker, Elizabeth Gordon, and House beautiful's Pace Settter Program / Monica Penick -- Promoting ranch house living : Cliff May and Maynard L. Parker / Daniel Gregory -- The sensible curve : Maynard L. Parker in the American garden, 1948-1956 / Christopher Hawthorne
Control code
785865160
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780300171150
Lccn
2012023061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)785865160

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