The Housewares Story: A History of the American Housewares Industry
by Lifshey, Earl
Chicago: National Housewares Manufacturers Association, 1972. Circa 1972. Hardcover. Good+. Free of text marks; tight. Art school ex-lib. copy with usual marks, including end stamps on all 3 sides.. Red cloth/boards; gilt lettering. Black dj with color image and white lettering. Mylar cover. 384 pp. with color and bw images throughout. "Traces the complex development and organization of an exciting industry that represents the diversity of all America. From the crude utensils of the 18th century kitchen to the sweeping technological changes of the 20th century, this book details the people, products, and ideas of an economic giant. It includes pots and pans, small appliances, gadgets [and Americans love gadgets!], cutlery, and a diverse gathering of thousands of complementary home-use products." A wonderful housewares dec-arts history.
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