The Postcard Century
Cards and Their Messages, 1900-2000
By (author) Tom Phillips
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Postcard Century by Tom Phillips
Book DescriptionEach year begins with postcard views of the New York skyline and of Piccadily Circus. Though centred on Britain and the USA, cards come from every corner of the world, from Los Angeles to Beijing, from Antarctica to Alaska. Themes which evolved with the century emerge including: transportation (aviation takes us from the Wright Brothers to the moon); cinema; the role of women; fashion; and holidays. Each postcard is accompanied by a caption which places its message in context.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500975909
(305mm x 245mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Menswear, Hardback (September 2012)» View all books by Tom Phillips
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