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Title Cold war hothouses : inventing postwar culture, from cockpit to playboy / Beatriz Colomina, AnnMarie Brennan, and Jeannie Kim, editors.

Published New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.09730904 COLD    AVAILABLE
Physical description 287 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [254]-285)
Contents Cold war/hothouses / Beatriz Colomina -- Cockpit / Branden Hookway -- Forecast / Annmarie Brennan -- Plastics / Stephen Phillips -- Playroom / David Snyder -- Toy / Tamar Zinguer -- Mission 66 / Jeannie Kim -- Beat spaces / Roy Kozlovsky -- Pornotopia / Beatriz Preciado.
Summary "Steeped in technological innovation and driven by unprecedented growth, life in America after World War II was transformed in every aspect and at every scale. From the military-industrial complex and suburban sprawl to the ballpoint pen and the TV dinner, the by-products of the Cold War radically altered physical space and human experience. In the half-century that separates these developments from our own time, however, our awe at the advances of postwar society has softened to nostalgia, and our affection for the everyday objects that were left behind has clouded our view of the enormous spatial reorganizations and transformations that took place, Cold War Hothouses casts an eye on this pivotal time in history, when scientists and architects, industrialists and advertisers, invented nothing short of a new American culture."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Colomina, Beatriz.
Brennan, Annmarie.
Kim, Jeannie, 1974-
Subject Material culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Technological innovations -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- History -- 1945-
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1945-1970.
ISBN 1568983026 (paperback: alk. paper)