Kathryn Ferry

Teoksen The Victorian Home (Shire Library) tekijä

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Kathryn Ferry has a PhD in architectural history and is the author of several Shire books, including The Victorian Home and The 1950s Kitchen.

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A whirlwind tour through the subject. I had the feeling a lot of text was cut because much of what remained seemed to presuppose knowledge of something that might have been treated earlier, but was not.
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gtross | 1 muu arvostelu | Aug 7, 2021 |
Fun book. An official history, so not very critical, but well written and copiously illustrated.
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gtross | Jul 25, 2021 |
I found this book at a library book sale and picked it up just to see more of the "Home of the Future" that was in vogue at the time. The pictures of the best and most modern kitchens were the best part. As someone who lived through the home decor of the 70's I didn't think it could be much worse. Some of the colors were garish, the materials could be frightening due to the chemical compounds used, and the safety of the "labor saving" appliances could be called limited at best. However, seeing how people were trying to make things cheery after living through World War II and all of it's make do and mend mentality was very intriguing. I think the 1950's kitchen shows the excess that people could go to once they don't have to live an extremely austere lifestyle. One may also see how the 1950's kitchen and it's excess directly lead to the back to the land movement of the 1970's and the newer minimalist movement. The photos of the advertisements, as well as the photos of the actual kitchens really enhance this book. My biggest issue was that it was so short.… (lisätietoja)
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Diana_Long_Thomas | Feb 23, 2018 |
A really good introduction to holiday camps including but also going beyond the beginnings of Butlins and Pontins with lots of excellent photos.
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jon1lambert | 1 muu arvostelu | Sep 21, 2017 |


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