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Added : May 21, 2007

Last Updated: November 16, 2010

Tags: design, retro, style, video

Topic: Video

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1958 American Style

Link: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9118785157777261461

1958 American Style

Aesthetics harmonizing with functionality. Delightfully vintage video The American Look from 1958. Design for the home, office and everywhere. A look at the creative process of a design studio is also included. 28 mins. All the men in suits brings to mind Ellen Lupton's fantastic exhibition/book Mechanical Brides about women and design.






 
   

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Karen Horton said on June 08, 2007

This is a great find. I love the simplicity and color of the housewares and interiors.

 
 

Brian Slawson said on June 08, 2007

I had the urge to fast forward at times. The video starts a bit slow. I guess the attention spans were greater in the 1950s. But there certainly are some interesting segments that capture the attitudes of the era.

 
 

cam thomas said on June 11, 2007

brian, you find the best stuff.

 
 

Brian Slawson said on April 16, 2008

Here is another oh-so-spectacular video from 1956 about the future of design. Nine minute video.

 
 

Steven Soshea said on June 24, 2009

As someone who used to own a '58 Cadillac, I can really connect with this retro aesthetic!