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    The 1950s Home (Shire Library) (Paperback) By (author) Sophie Leighton

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    DescriptionThe 1950s home presented an exciting new way of living for the generation that moved out of the suburbs. Young couples who had previously rented accommodation in urban centres found themselves able to afford new-build homes with hot running water, an indoor bathroom and aerials for the wireless already installed. Some four million houses were erected, mostly in cosy semi-detached styles that harked back to traditional cottage architecture. The design elite rejected this 'Stockbroker Tudor' look and opted instead for brave, flat-roofed modernist villas. This book introduces the homes that people fell in love with in the 1930s, and the fixtures and fittings that went in them. Packed with illustrations and informative chapters on architectural styles, gardens, furnishings and technology in the home, this book is an ideal introductory guide to the houses of the period.

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    The 1950s Home
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sophie Leighton
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 56
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    ISBN 13: 9780747807117
    ISBN 10: 0747807116

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    Publication date
    17 November 2009
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    Author Information
    Sophie Leighton has an MA in the History of Art from The Courtauld Institute and is now a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The author lives in England.
    Review quote
    [In reference to "1930s Home," "1940s Home" and "1950s Home"]: "Lavishly illustrated with photographs, ephemera and wonderful period advertisements, all three of these books take one through a good overview of British architectural design, house construction, furnishings and decor, and gardens." - Kitchen Retro, "kitchenretro.blogspot.com" (October 2009)