The 1950s Kitchen

The 1950s Kitchen

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The 1950s was the first great age of the modern kitchen. Labour-saving appliances, bright colours and the novelty of fitted units moved the kitchen from dankness into light, where it became the domain of the happy housewife and the heart of the home. New space-age material Formica, decorated with fashionable patterns, topped sleek cupboards that contained new classic wares such as Pyrex and 'Homemaker' crockery, and the ingredients for 1950s staples: semolina, coronation chicken and spotted dick. Electricity entered the kitchens of millions, and nowhere in the home was modern technology and modern design more evident. Bold colour, clean lines and stainless steel were keynotes of the decade. This book - a celebration of cooking, eating and living in the 1950s kitchen - is a feast of nostalgia, and a mine of inspiration for anyone wanting to recreate that '50s look in their own home.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 148 x 208 x 6mm | 158.76g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 44 col
  • 0747808279
  • 9780747808275
  • 89,794

About Kathryn Ferry

Kathryn is a historian, writer and lecturer who has also worked as Senior Architectural Adviser to the Victorian Society. Besides architecture and design her other great interest is the seaside, and the social history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is the author of four other books for Shire, including the bestselling 'Beach Huts and Bathing Machines'.
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Table of contents

?Heart of the Home /The Fitted Kitchen /Colour and Materials /Labour-Saving Appliances /Cookware and Gadgets /Fifties Food /Further Reading/ Index
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