Collecting the 20th Century

Collecting the 20th Century

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Taking a decade-by-decade approach, this lavishly illustrated guide to 20th-century collectibles delivers useful information in a lively and entertaining style. Each chapter provides detailed insight into a particular decade and includes two central areas of collecting from that era, whether it is ceramic bathing beauties from the 1920s, vintage clothes from the 1940s, cars from the 1950s, or Memphis design from the 1980s. Covering popular periods such as art nouveau, industrial, art deco, retro, and modern, this is an ideal companion for both serious collectors and those who want a glimpse into the world of 20th-century design.My test case is Pet Rocks. This was a completely daft idea from nutty Californian Gary Dahl in 1975. He marketed little rocks in specially designed pet carry boxes and wrote the complete training guide to training your pet rock a€“ should you turn anbsp;...

Title:Collecting the 20th Century
Author:Adrian Franklin
Publisher:UNSW Press - 2010


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