The 1960s Home
By Paul Evans
(Shire, Paperback, 9780747808022, 56pp.)
Publication Date: October 19, 2010
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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The 1960s witnessed a sustained period of economic growth, consumer spending and stable employment. This hitherto unknown prosperity enabled a market growth in levels of owner occupation and a subsequent boom in the sale of household furnishings and luxury goods. The 1960s Home looks at the styles and fashions in domestic housing and interiors between 1960 and 1970. Although this period has received increasing attention in recent years, much of it has been concentrated on progressive and exclusive design rather than on the furniture and furnishing of the 'average' home.
Paul Evans is a specialist dealer in twentieth-century art and design, having a particular interest in posters, graphics, and the propaganda arts. He is co-author (with Peter Doyle) of The Home Front, 1939-45 and Tommy's War in Europe - British Military Memorabilia, 1939-45.