The Resource As seen on TV : the visual culture of everyday life in the 1950s, Karal Ann Marling

As seen on TV : the visual culture of everyday life in the 1950s, Karal Ann Marling

Label
As seen on TV : the visual culture of everyday life in the 1950s
Title
As seen on TV
Title remainder
the visual culture of everyday life in the 1950s
Statement of responsibility
Karal Ann Marling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The cake in kitchen, the house in the suburbs, Mamie in her mink stole, Elvis in his pink Cadillac. It was America in the 1950s, and 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 vibrant life in As Seen on TV. This book captures a visual culture reflecting and reflected in the powerful new medium of television
  • Looking closely at a number of celebrated instances in which the principles of design dominated the public arena and captivated the popular imagination, Karal Ann Marling gives us a vivid picture of the taste and sensibility of the postwar era
  • From Walt Disney's Wednesday night TV show, the leap was easy to his theme park, where the wildly popular TV characters could be seen firsthand, and Marling conducts us through this heady concoction of real life and fantasy. Next she takes us into the picture-perfect world of Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book of 1950, the runaway bestseller of the decade, and shows us how the look of food, culminating in the TV Dinner, attained paramount importance
  • 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, her book shows us as never before those artful everyday objects that stood for American life in the 1950s, as seen on TV
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marling, Karal Ann
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.Z8
LC item number
M3534 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • USA
  • Television broadcasting
  • Popular culture
  • Télévision
  • Culture populaire
  • Manners and customs
  • Popular culture
  • Television broadcasting
  • Televisie
  • Populaire cultuur
  • Dagelijks leven
  • Fernsehen
  • Soziologie
Label
As seen on TV : the visual culture of everyday life in the 1950s, Karal Ann Marling
Link
https://archive.org/details/asseenontvvisual00marl
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mamie Eisenhower's new look -- Hyphenated culture : painting by numbers in the new age of leisure -- Disneyland, 1955 : the place that was also a TV show -- Autoeroticism : America's love affair with the car in the television age -- When Elvis cut his hair : the meaning of mobility -- Betty Crocker's picture cook book : the aesthetics of food in the 1950s -- Nixon in Moscow : appliances, affluence, and Americanism
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780674048829
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94002814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29796953
  • (OCoLC)ocm29796953
Label
As seen on TV : the visual culture of everyday life in the 1950s, Karal Ann Marling
Link
https://archive.org/details/asseenontvvisual00marl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mamie Eisenhower's new look -- Hyphenated culture : painting by numbers in the new age of leisure -- Disneyland, 1955 : the place that was also a TV show -- Autoeroticism : America's love affair with the car in the television age -- When Elvis cut his hair : the meaning of mobility -- Betty Crocker's picture cook book : the aesthetics of food in the 1950s -- Nixon in Moscow : appliances, affluence, and Americanism
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780674048829
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94002814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29796953
  • (OCoLC)ocm29796953

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