At long last, the author of the beloved Populuxe turns his sights on that most confusing and confused decade of all, the 1970s. Thomas Hine scrutinises the looks and life of this complex era, climbing into the heads (and shoes!) of those who experienced the 1970s, exploring the designs of their homes, the styles of their fashion and the advertisements that set their desires on fire. A brilliantly original, wonderfully lively look at the 'me decade' through the eyes of the man House & Garden has called 'America's sharpest design critic'.
Thomas Hine writes on design, culture, and history. He is the author of five books, including Populuxe. That title, coined by Hine to describe the styles and enthusiasms of post-World War II America, has entered the American idiom and is now included in the American Heritage and Random House dictionaries. From 1973 until 1996, Hine was the architecture and design critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he wrote a weekly column called "Surroundings." He has worked as an adviser for museums across the country and contributes frequently to magazines, including The Atlantic, Martha Stewart Living, Architectural Record, and others. He lives in Philadelphia.