A riveting and superbly illustrated account of the enigmatic House Beautiful editor’s profound influence on mid-century American taste From 1941 to 1964, House Beautiful magazine’s crusading editor-in-chief Elizabeth Gordon introduced and promoted her vision of “good design” and “better living” to an extensive middle-class American readership. Her innovative magazine-sponsored initiatives, including House Beautiful’s Pace Setter House Program and the Climate Control Project, popularized a “livable” and decidedly American version of postwar modern architecture. Gordon’s devotion to what she called the American Style attracted the attention of Frank Lloyd Wright, who became her ally and collaborator. Gordon’s editorial programs reshaped ideas about American living and, by extension, what consumers bought, what designers made, and what manufacturers brought to market. This incisive assessment of Gordon’s influence as an editor, critic, and arbiter of domestic taste reflects more broadly on the cultures of consumption and identity in postwar America. Nearly 200 images are featured, including work by Ezra Stoller, Maynard Parker, and Julius Shulman. This important book champions an often-neglected source—the consumer magazine—as a key tool for deepening our understanding of mid-century architecture and design.
Elizabeth Gordon, House Beautiful, and the Postwar American Home Monica
Penick ... Gordon used the phrase “characteristically American,” drawn from
Ralph Barton Perry, Characteristically American ... For Barry's interview with Le
Corbusier, see Joseph A. Barry, Left Bank, Right Bank: Paris and Parisians (New
Author: Monica Penick
Publisher: Yale University Press
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from a toothEliot called “ the present moment of paste tube onto his paintings are
like the past . " the hip , harsh expletives that slum kids Saving Utrillo's House . ...
Malraux hopes prohibits officers or employees from Parisians will see their city
anew . capitalizing in advance on any ... that he will be best remembered pelling
personal reasons . as the tastemaker of the Fifth Republic . with that single
subject for a ...
Author: Briton Hadden
I hesitate to than a defeated existence at home . tunity , but for her it meant only
bore provoke them with a scandal . " She soon caught ... Soon dred Parisians ,
the Beautiful People herself . He was ... The tastemakers were his decision .
When it ...
Glossy is a story of more than a magazine. It is a story of passion and power, dizzying fortune and out-of-this-world fashion, of ingenuity and opportunism, frivolity and malice. This is the definitive story of Vogue. Vogue magazine started, like so many great things do, in the spare room of someone's house. But unlike other such makeshift projects that flare up then fizzle away, Vogue burnt itself onto our cultural consciousness. Today, 128 years later, Vogue spans 22 countries, has an international print readership upwards of 12 million and nets over 67 million monthly online users. Uncontested market leader for a century, it is one of the most recognisable brands in the world and a multi-million dollar money-making machine. It is not just a fashion magazine, it is the establishment. But what - and more importantly who - made Vogue such an enduring success? Glossy will answer this question and more by tracing the previously untold history of the magazine, from its inception as a New York gossip rag, to the sleek, corporate behemoth we know now. This will be a biography of Vogue in every sense of the word, taking the reader through three centuries, two world wars, plunging failures and blinding successes, as it charts the story of the magazine and those who ran it.
All she remembers for years was passing out half-dead at the end of the day, only
to wake a few hours later to start again.629 Scandals ... capital of France, but also
the capital of fashion and they have always been protective about their status as
the home of haute couture. ... The result is Paris's self-conscious image of itself as
the centre of high culture, with the Parisians as innately refined taste-makers.
Author: Nina-Sophia Miralles
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Memory has a history. The Classical world ordered and valued events differently than the Medieval world; which, in turn, was replaced by 'the memory' of the Renaissance. Matt Matsuda's compelling, multidisciplinary argument in The Memory of the Modern is that the understanding, value, and uses of memory changed yet again at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries, becoming distinctively 'modern.'
2 In Buenos Aires popular magazines published reports coming back from Paris-
based journalists: "The tango is the fashion, in Paris above all ... In the tango,
Parisians had their steps and gestures trained to dance a fabulous sequence of
appropriated pasts, as the taste-makers of the French capital invented a rage
from an Argentine dance which the ... for energies of revival in a degenerating old
world, while at once a longing across time and space for the promises of
Author: Matt K. Matsuda
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
This history of Paris in 1919 explores the global implications of French political activism at the end of World War I.
... by the industry's elite tastemakers.93 In particular, working-class women
employed outside the home were expected to ... Yet far from underscoring a kind
of Union Sacrée of taste, the increased elegance of lower-class Parisians
became an ...
Author: Tyler Stovall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Once they had a formal organization in 1879 , their ongoing activities allowed
them to offer Parisan tastemakers and trendsetters a first - hand experience of the
Félibrige . The experience they got was not ... For Parisians from the Midi , the
activities of the Paris Pélibrige also offered a rare chance to speak the familiar
language of their family and home without stigma . These positive experiences
kept the ...
Author: Joseph P. Roza
Category: France, Southern
There are ticity ( chicken breasts with kielbasa à Paul Celan , translated by
Michael also obligatory ragus , meat rolls , lasa la Cordon Bleu ; a ... BOMCI
Home praline ) and sweets . ... multiple IACP / Tastemaker Award removements
will find this book reward Clark puts it . ... demonstrates the syn sines without
scrupling over authen was just winning high regard among Parisians ; a student
of Henri - Paul ...
Category: American literature
An acclaimed historian evaluates the period that marked a convergence of informality and comfort, transforming the worlds of architecture and interior decoration, in an account that identifies colorful visionaries who were responsible for such modern objects as sofas, private bedrooms, and bathrooms. By the author of The Essence of Style.
When Paris Discovered Casual--and the Modern Home Began Joan DeJean ...
XV ' s death in 1774 , France was no longer the exclusive tastemaker for Europe ,
as it had been at the start of his reign . ... destroyed many of comfort ' s
monuments great and small , as well as infrastructures on which Parisians had
relied for ...
Author: Joan DeJean
Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
His satisfaction with this popular success was marred by the glaring inferiority of
British goods compared with goods from countries such as France . ... Ricci ,
Heim , Cardin , Gres , Balencia , and Yves Saint - Laurent ) were the taste -
makers in the international world of fashion . Paris was also the home for a host
of major painters that included the Impressionists and those of most of the
modern movements . ... Parisians enthusiastically love " HIS TASTE IS ALL IN
HIS MOUTH " 93.
Author: Richard L. Gunn
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Category: Christian life
Two recent books on the subjectone a documentary history and the other an
overview of Romanticism as a style— cast ... had suddenly come to be most for a
publication back home ; Holt quotes norm is always all too close at hand . highly
valued . ... has given us the evidence of their documents were always arranged
for a crowd of artists and tastemakers . progress . ... If it is possible for a words , "
Parisians visited the Salon and point of departure and constantly subject
Profiles writers, directors, actors, composers, and artists
In 1884 and 1886 Daly toured with his company in England ; on the second trip
he took the first English - speaking company ... Parisians were not impressed ,
but they did like his productions of As You Like It and The School for Scandal ,
which he ... and an influential proponent of the picturesque in landscaping ,
became the leading domestic tastemakers of the mid ... North Carolina ( 1833 -
1842 ) , and Indianapolis , Indiana ( 1831 - 1835 ) , and the domed Customs
House in Boston ...
Author: Justin Harmon
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
Category: Social Science