Cold War hothouses : inventing postwar culture from Cockpit to PlayboyOther(s) author(s) : Colomina, Beatriz, [editore] ; Kim, Jeannie, [editore] ; Brennan, Annmarie, [editore]Language : EnglishNew York : Princeton Architectural, copyright 2004287 orrialde : zuri-beltzeko irudiak ; 22 cm(Ikus) Testua: bitartekorik gabeISBN : 1-56898-302-6.United States of America -- Social life and customs | Technological innovation -- Social aspects | United States of America -- History |
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Testuak: Beatriz Colomina, Branden Hookway, Annmarie Brennan, Stephen Phillips, David Snyder, Tamar Zinguer, Jeannie Kim, Roy Kozlovsky eta Beatriz Preciado.
Steeped in technological innovation and driven by unprecedented growth, life in America after World War II was transformed in every aspect and at every scale. From the military-industrial complex and suburban sprawl to the ballpoint pen and the TV dinner, the by-products of the Cold War radically altered physical space and human experience. In the half-century that separates these developments from our own time, however, our awe at the advances of postwar society has softened to nostalgia, and our affection for the everyday objects that were left behind has clouded our view of the enormous spatial reorganizations and transformations that took place, "Cold War Hothouses" casts an eye on this pivotal time in history, when scientists and architects, industrialists and advertisers, invented nothing short of a new American culture.
These generously illustrated essays emerged from a series of seminars of the Cold War, held at the Princeton University School of Architecture by Professor Beatriz Colomina. Through their publication, Colomina and her coeditors, Jeannie Kim and AnnMarie Brennan, aim to open up new ways of thinking about a period in history haunting in its influence but oddly neglected in current architectural scholarship.
This intriguing collection presents a sequence of vivid snapshots of an emerging American culture that still resonates with us today.