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Description - As Seen on TV by Karal Ann Marling

America in the 1950s: the world was not so much a stage as a setpiece for TV, the new national phenomenon. It was a time when how things looked - and how "we" looked - mattered, a decade of design that comes to life in "As Seen on TV". From the painting-by-numbers fad to the public fascination with the First Lady's apparel to the television sensation of Elvis Presley to the sculptural refinement of the automobile, Marling explores what Americans saw and what they looked for with a gaze newly trained by TV. A study in style, in material culture, in art history at eye level, this book shows us those everyday objects that stood for American life in the 1950s, as seen on TV.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674048836
ISBN-10: 0674048830
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Karal Ann Marling

Karal Ann Marling is Professor of Art History at the University of Minnesota.

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