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Mid-Century Nostalgia Books
The 1950s was a defining time for our culture and architecture. Polynesian Pop was just one of the many unique facets that surfaced, and these books capture the mood and magic.


Featured Items:

Southern California in the '50s
Southern California in the '50s
A timewerap back to Los Angeles during its amazing growth expansion. Featuring amazing photos and stories the rise and fall of themeparks, roadside attractions, diners, and freeways. This book is a wonderful read and stunning to look at. Highly recommended.

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Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture
Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture
Googie Architecture is the ultra-lean 1950s Diner look that was popular in Southern California. This book chronicles the style's birth through photos and text. This photos alone are worth the price. The original was out of print for a long time, so get this one while you can.

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Palm Springs Weekend
Palm Springs Weekend
Take a trip to Palm Springs and see the sleek, modern design of a city that was born out of the 1950s Hollywood jetset. The homes featured in this oversized coffee table book are simply fantastic and really captures the feeling of this truly special place.

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Southern Californialand: Mid-Century Culture in Kodachrome
Southern Californialand: Mid-Century Culture in Kodachrome
See Southern California through the lenses of the familes who lived, worked, and grew up there. This is a clever collection of amateur photos that really capture the feeling of that simpler time. A unique book.

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More Great Items:

The Art of Shag
The Art of Shag
Midcentury scenes played out in the artist's wonderful style.
Going Home to the Fifties
Going Home to the Fifties
Fabulous Las Vegas in the '50s
Fabulous Las Vegas in the '50s
Classic Vegas Neon and memoribilia.
Atomic Home: A Guided Tour of the American Dream
Atomic Home: A Guided Tour of the American Dream
God Bless Americana: A Retro Vacation Slide Show Tour of the USA
God Bless Americana: A Retro Vacation Slide Show Tour of the USA
The Ranch House
The Ranch House
A classic style deconstructed.
The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands
The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands
Hawaiian shirts inside and out.

 

 

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