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The Resource Tastemaker : Elizabeth Gordon, House Beautiful, and the postwar American home, Monica Penick

Tastemaker : Elizabeth Gordon, House Beautiful, and the postwar American home, Monica Penick

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Tastemaker : Elizabeth Gordon, House Beautiful, and the postwar American home
Title
Tastemaker
Title remainder
Elizabeth Gordon, House Beautiful, and the postwar American home
Statement of responsibility
Monica Penick
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A riveting and superbly illustrated account of the enigmatic House Beautiful editor's profound influence on mid-century American taste From 1941 to 1964, House Beautiful magazine's crusading editor-in-chief Elizabeth Gordon introduced and promoted her vision of "good design" and "better living" to an extensive middle-class American readership. Her innovative magazine-sponsored initiatives, including House Beautiful's Pace Setter House Program and the Climate Control Project, popularized a "livable" and decidedly American version of postwar modern architecture. Gordon's devotion to what she called the American Style attracted the attention of Frank Lloyd Wright, who became her ally and collaborator. Gordon's editorial programs reshaped ideas about American living and, by extension, what consumers bought, what designers made, and what manufacturers brought to market. This incisive assessment of Gordon's influence as an editor, critic, and arbiter of domestic taste reflects more broadly on the cultures of consumption and identity in postwar America. Nearly 200 images are featured, including work by Ezra Stoller, Maynard Parker, and Julius Shulman. This important book champions an often-neglected source--the consumer magazine--as a key tool for deepening our understanding of mid-century architecture and design
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Penick, Monica
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA7208
LC item number
.P46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gordon, Elizabeth
  • Gordon, Elizabeth
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Architecture
  • Interior decoration
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Periodical editors
  • American periodicals
  • American periodicals
  • Architecture
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Interior decoration
  • Periodical editors
  • United States
  • Architektur
  • Architekturzeitschrift
  • Bildung
  • Geschmack
  • Innenarchitektur
  • USA
Label
Tastemaker : Elizabeth Gordon, House Beautiful, and the postwar American home, Monica Penick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-236) 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
Beginnings -- Good taste and better living -- The postwar house -- The pace setter house -- Climate control -- A new look -- The American style -- The threat to the next America -- A new alliance -- The next American house -- A new regionalism -- Which way, America? -- American Shibui -- Catalyst -- Epilogue
Control code
961308403
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780300221763
Lccn
2016940999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)961308403
Label
Tastemaker : Elizabeth Gordon, House Beautiful, and the postwar American home, Monica Penick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-236) 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
Beginnings -- Good taste and better living -- The postwar house -- The pace setter house -- Climate control -- A new look -- The American style -- The threat to the next America -- A new alliance -- The next American house -- A new regionalism -- Which way, America? -- American Shibui -- Catalyst -- Epilogue
Control code
961308403
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780300221763
Lccn
2016940999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)961308403

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