This title explores what life was like in the 1950s American home. An age of optimism, it is about living the American Dream and how this was achieved, changes in the home, new convenience technology, new ways of living. From Ranch House to American Modernism to affordable homes in the suburbs, this was how to live the good life in an era of unprecedented prosperity and opportunity.
Table of Contents
A Clean Break: Achieving the American Dream Home Sweet Home: Domestic Architectural Styles How They Lived: The Living Room The Woman's Realm: The Kitchen, Food and Entertaining The Good Life: 1950s American Style Places to Visit Further Reading Index
"A tribute to what would become known as "the American dream" — the ideal dwelling replete with time-saving appliances, a car, space to entertain indoors and outside, plus the requisite TV. Home sweet home never looked so good."—San Jose Mercury News