Fifties Glass

Author: Leslie A. Piña
Editor: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764309861
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A fascinating and insightful look into the art glass of the 1950s, this revised second edition spans the range of 1950s art glass from common collectibles to those of museum quality, displaying the diversity and creativity of style, color, and shape. This book has served as an inspiration and valuable resource for collectors, dealers, and all struck by the exceptional quality of art glass. Special emphasis is given to Italian (Murano) glass and Scandinavian glass, with an expanded section on American 50s glass. Included in this edition are new and outstanding photographs of art glass, detailed captions, updated information on artists and company histories, an illustrated glossary with section on signatures and labels, an expanded annotated bibliography, and up-to-date price guide.

Circa Fifties Glass From Europe America

Author: Leslie A. Piña
Editor: Schiffer Book for Collectors w
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Here is the Italian and Scandinavian designer art glass usually referred to as "Fifties glass," plus a more popular modern glassware produced in factories, especially in the United States and Italy. This colorful and highly collectible glass is presented with detailed information on 88 designers and makers, design lists for Barovier & Toso and for Venini, glossary, bibliography, and index.

Design In The Fifties

Author: George H. Marcus
Editor: Prestel Pub
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The book describes the development of the colorful, organic style that defined the Fifties and reflected the optimism and consumerism of postwar culture in the United States and abroad, with examples ranging from architecture, building, engineering, and transport to appliances, tableware, furnishings, and dime-store novelties.

Pop Goes The Decade The Fifties

Author: Ralph G. Giordano
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440844720
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Covering significant historical and cultural moments, public figures and celebrities, art and entertainment, and technology that influenced life during the decade, this book documents the 1950s through the lens of popular culture. • Presents a balanced perspective on the decade that debunks the popular myth that the 1950s was uniformly a happy, carefree time of wholesome fun and "the good old days" • Documents the suburban transformation that drastically changed American society • Provides data that shows television viewing statistics and viewer ratings that helps readers see the influence of television media in the 1950s • Includes a section that explores how the changes within the 1950s have a legacy that continue to affect our current cultural climate

Blenko Cool 1950s 1960s Glass

Author: Leslie A. Piña
Editor: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764322501
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Named after its founder, Englishman William Blenko, Blenko Glass Company, Inc. began producing stained glass in America in the late nineteenth century. It remains one of the few glass factories in the United States still making modern hand blown production glass. Recently, collectors have been scooping up Blenko designs from the company's middle years of production, the 1950s and 1960s. Three outstanding designers were responsible for the entire design repertoire of that era--Winslow Anderson, Wayne Husted, and Joel Myers. Over 675 color photographs of Blenko glass (courtesy of Blenko Visitors' Center Museum, the Huntington Museum of Art, and private collections), detailed captions, information about the designers, the never-before-published 1960 catalog, bibliography, and index make this book a valuable reference.

Still Water Fifties

Author: Ken Widergren
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595141862
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Still Water Fifties is a romantic noel set in the late 1950’s in Central Nebraska. Kevin Douglas, the main character, is an All-State high school football player. Kevin is going through some restless times as he seeks his way in the world. Fortunately for Kevin, he finds a “guru” in his par of the world by the name of Jimmy Jurgenau. Jimmy , who formerly was a practicing physician in Kevin’s hometown, comes to his rescue over and over with bits of philosophical insights and acts of kindness.

Ludwig Schaffrath

Author: Ludwig Schaffrath
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Tiffin Glass 1914 1940

Author: Leslie A. Piña
Editor: Schiffer Pub Limited
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Tiffin was one of the giants of American glassmaking. This is the first book to present all color photos of hundreds of Tiffin's products. Vases, bowls, and candlesticks in a wide variety of colors and styles, from common to rare, are all in this book, with large sections devoted to Tiffin's pressed satin glass, lamps, and baskets.

Glass

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Journal Of Glass Studies

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20th Century Glass

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Editor: Martingale & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781564773449
File Size: 33,64 MB
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This information-packed reference shares everything essential about 20th century glass. In addition to learning to locate and value authentic pieces, you'll discover how glass was cut, pressed, molded, and gilded throughout the century. Buying, selling, appraising, restoring--novices and experts alike will find this Collector's Compass a fun and fascinating guide to the world of 20th century glass.

Fire Sea

Author: Leslie A. Piña
Editor: Schiffer Book for Collectors (
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"This volume ... is about modern Scandinavian glass that depends on color for its success. ...The separate volume, entitled Smoke & Ice, includes examples of glass by many of the same designers and companies, but without the color"--P. [6].

The Glass Industry

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Venice

Author: Margaret Plant
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300083866
File Size: 41,77 MB
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Margaret Plant presents a wide-ranging cultural history of the city from the fall of the Republic in 1797, until 1997, showing how it has changed and adapted and how perceptions of it have shaped its reality.

Girls Toys Of The Fifties And Sixties

Author: Thomas W. Holland
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If you're like most of us, the mailman's annual delivery of Sears, Roebuck and Company's Christmas Catalog was a holiday event in years past. American children watched the mailbox carefully for those wondrous old catalogs. They were full of childhood fantasies... enough toys, dolls, trains and bikes to make any kid start writing his or her letter to Santa Claus. That's probably why the nickname "Wishbook" stuck. And if you grew up during the Baby Boomer years of the Fifties and Sixties, there's big news. Those lost Wishbook pages full of wonderful toys targeted to girls have been reproduced in Girls' Toys, a new book containing authorized reproductions of the best girl-toy pages from 1950 through 1969. Girls' Toys and its companion book Boys' Toys are two in a series of Sears catalog re-issues. This 8 1/2 x 11" softcover book's 192 pages illustrate hundreds of now-collectible toys and dolls: Barbi and Ken, Shirley Temple, Lucy and Desi's Little Ricky, Betsy Wetsy and Troy Tears dolls, dollhouses and accessories, kid-sized kitchens, tea sets, dress-up outfits, bicycles, games and movie-TV-themed toys from Mary Poppins to the Flintstones. Included is a commentary on the toys, their manufacturers and historical relevance. Particular attention is paid to the manner in which young girls' toys were marketed, often perceived as negative messages in these enlightened times. Put on your Dale Evans Cowgirl Hat and settle in for hours of fond childhood memories. Girls' Toys is fun reading for anybody... male or female... toy fan or not. It's an invaluable reference source for serious collectors and history buffs, too. -- Jam-packed with warm and happy childhood memories. Hundreds ofphotographs and illustrations with accompanying commentary -- A "must have" reference volume for all toy, antique and memorabilia enthusiasts

America In The Fifties And Sixties Juli N Mar As On The United States

Author: Julian Marias
Editor: Penn State University Press
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With this one-volume, English-language presentation of two of his books on the United States, the Spanish philosopher Julián Marias joins the ranks of those foreign intellectuals and travelers who have made significant commentaries on our developing society. Such writers as Alexis de Tocqueville, Frances Trollope, Frederick Marryat, Charles Dickens, Harriet Martineau, James Bryce, and Denis Brogan have examined the American forest when our own writers have been detained among its trees. In forcing us to look at ourselves through their eyes, they have brought about major breakthroughs in our understanding and perception of ourselves. Rather than reiterating that the United States is a place dominated by modernity, by invasion of private life, and by aggressive materialism, Marias is charmed by "the flavor of age" he finds permeating the country, surprised by its "essential loneliness," and impressed by the basic spirituality of the American people who, in contrast to the Europeans, have already begun to reach a point of saturation in their desire for material goods. For our contemporary image of ourselves as a harassed nation, Marias offers consolation by reminding us of aspects of the national life we tend to forget and which other foreign commentators have found it convenient to ignore.