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Hine, Thomas 1947-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 148 publications in 6 languages and 6,675 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Designs and plans  Forecasts  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Photographer, Other
Classifications: HQ796, 305.2350973
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Most widely held works by Thomas Hine
The rise and fall of the American teenager by Thomas Hine( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... a glorious appreciation of youth [throughout American history] that challenges us to confront our stereotypes, to rethink our expectations ..."--Jacket cover
Populuxe by Thomas Hine( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decade from 1954 to 1964 was one of America's great shopping sprees: never before were so many people able to acquire so many things, and never before was there such a choice! [Design critic] Thomas Hine calls it "Populuxe"--populism and popularity and luxury, plus a totally unnecessary "e" to give it a little class; the word itself is as synthetic as the world it denotes (it's coined in the same Madison Avenue spirit that gave us "Gardol," that invisible shield that stopped bullets and baseball bats and tooth decay). By examining the remarkable objects of this time and the life they represent, Hine takes us on an instructive, entertaining tour of this rather peculiar Golden Age. These were the years when the United States was virtually unchallenged as a world power, the economy was booming, and the country reveled in a kind of innocent hedonism. It was the era of the newly created world of mass suburbia, where everything a family owned--the house, the car, the furniture--was provisional: even if it didn't wear out, one always had the hope of being able to move up the ladder to something better. There were so many new things to buy--a power mower, an even more modern dinette set, a washing machine with a window through which you could see the wash water turn a disgusting gray, a family room, a two-toned refrigerator, a charcoal grill, and, of course, televisions! And since this was the Jet Age, cars sprouted tailfins (the bigger the better); not to be outdone, radios had "sports-car styling." It was also the push-button age--knobs on appliances were replaced by shiny buttons. beaming out the promise that one day, at the tiny flick of a finger, all domestic drudgery would disappear. And no one needed to be reminded of THE BUTTON that we all believed sat on the President's desk, for it was also the Atomic Age: a 1954 ad compared the Bomb's brilliant glow to the gleam of a freshly waxed kitchen floor. This was essence of Populuxe. With the help of more than 250 amazing and amusing pictures in black and white and color (and what colors!), Thomas Hine explores, recaptures, and explains this glorious vanished world of hopes and dreams and cock-eyed optimism. His book is both a celebration of a singular (and slightly bizarre) aesthetic and a revelation of America's not-so-distant past.--Dust jacket
I want that! : how we all became shoppers by Thomas Hine( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of material acquisition and how it reflects culture, discussing the psychological factors that result in the human desire to acquire things
The total package : the evolution and secret meanings of boxes, bottles, cans, and tubes by Thomas Hine( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Packages as small as a pillbox or as large as Walt Disney World play on the emotions, even as they promise predictable satisfactions. With an eye for the profound and the absurd, The Total Package describes the exploits of the oatmeal barons, medicine hucksters, psychologists, engineers, and marketing wizards who have made the art of packaging one of America's dominant contributions to world culture
The great funk : falling apart and coming together (on a shag rug) in the seventies by Thomas Hine( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sixties, as the nation anticipated the conquest of space, the defeat of poverty, and an end to injustice at home and abroad, no goal seemed beyond America's reach. Then the seventies arrived--bringing oil shocks and gas lines, the disgrace and resignation of a president, defeat in Vietnam, terrorism at the 1972 Munich Olympics, urban squalor, bizarre crimes, high prices, and a bad economy. The country fell into a great funk. But when things fall apart, you can take the fragments and make something fresh. Avocado kitchens and Earth Shoes may have been ugly, but they signaled new modes of seeing and being. The first generation to see Earth from space found ways to make life's everyday routines--eating, keeping warm, taking out the trash--meaningful, both personally and globally. And many decided to reinvent themselves. In Populuxe, a "textbook of consumerism in the Push Button Age" (Alan J. Adler, Los Angeles Times), Thomas Hine scrutinized the looks and life of the 1950s and 1960s, revealing the hopes and fears expressed in that era's design. In the same way, The Great Funk: Falling Apart and Coming Together (on a Shag Rug) in the Seventies maps a complex era by looking at its ideas, feelings, sex, fashions, textures, gestures, colors, demographic forces, artistic expressions, and other phenomena that shaped our lives. Hine gets into the shoes and heads of those who experienced the seventies--exploring their homes, feeling the beat of their music, and scanning the ads that incited their desires. But The Great Funk is more than a lavish catalogue of seventies culture: it's a smart, informed, lively look at the "Me decade" through the eyes of the man House & Garden called "America's sharpest design critic."
Modern American houses : four decades of award-winning design in Architectural record( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction by Clifford A. Pearson, an editor of Architectural Record, and essays by noted critics Thomas Hine, Robert Campbell, Suzanne Stephens, and Charles Gandee provide illuminating commentary on developments and trends in house design from the 1950s to the present. Each decade is represented by a stunning portfolio of houses, comprising a total of more than 200 superb photographs and numerous plans and drawings culled from the pages of Architectural Record
Modern American houses : fifty years of design in Architectural record( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facing tomorrow : what the future has been, what the future can be by Thomas Hine( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great funk : styles of the shaggy, sexy, shamless 1970s by Thomas Hine( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Windows at Bergdorf Goodman( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Attracting thousands of New Yorkers and visitors every year, the elaborate windows at Bergdorf Goodman are one of New York's major spectacles. Legendary for their artistry, detail, and sly visual jokes, the surreal worlds conjured behind the glass are as varied and fully realized as a three-ring traveling circus, a Louis XIV confectionery, and an Edwardian portrait sitting. This volume presents the best of the past decade of these unforgettable sidewalk shadow boxes, in a covetable collector's edition."--Publisher's description
Me lo llevo! by Thomas Hine( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The total package by Thomas Hine( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in Russian and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eames lounge chair : an icon of modern design by Martin P Eidelberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first in-depth study of one of the most revered pieces of American furniture, and its equally revered creators. The Eames Lounge Chair explores the design in detail, shedding new light on its development and construction, and on the role played by Ray Eames in its genesis. In situating the Lounge Chair in its cultural, social, and historical contexts, the book reveals its provocative positioning in relation to Modernism and the trajectory of twentieth century design, through its combination of traditional and modern materials, mechanical production, and hand-finishing. The personal and professional recollections of those who knew Charles and Ray Eames confirm the Lounge Chair's enduring appeal and powerful presence, from its arrival - to critical acclaim - in the mid-1950s, when it promised a more comfortable life to postwar Americans, to its latterday appearance in fiction and film as an icon of "Mid-Century Modern" design - and a key indicator of design awareness." "With more than two hundred illustrations, including a superb photographic essay and previously unpublished drawings, film stills, and personal correspondence, this book is the definitive survey of the Lounge Chair and a tribute to its remarkable creators, who, above all, "took their pleasures seriously." The Eames Lounge Chair is essential reading for anyone interested in Modernist design."--BOOK JACKET
Shopping da jie ma : gou wu wen hua jian shi by Thomas Hine( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe zhui su wen hua li shi,Ti chu le guan yu xiao fei zhe,Wu zhi shang pin,Chao liu,Wen hua,Shi chang,Xuan ze,Yu wang he fan zui deng wen ti,Bing fen xi le gou wu wang guo de ni xiang yu yue ji ke wang hui bao de yu wang deng wen ti
Lo voglio : perché siamo diventati schiavi dello shopping by Thomas Hine( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kann denn Shoppen Sünde sein? [Warum wir alle so gern einkaufen] by Thomas Hine( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

600 contracted outlines for advanced students in phonography. Prepared for the purpose of facilitating the acquiring of speed by Thomas Hine( Book )

2 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hine's principles of contraction, and 1000 contracted outlines; for advanced students of phonography. Prepared for the purpose of facilitating the acquiring of speed by Thomas Hine( Book )

1 edition published in 1882 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical exercises on the contracted outlines for advanced students in phonography, with a vocalised key, prepared as a companion work to the 600 contracted outlines by Thomas Hine( Book )

1 edition published in 1880 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The rise and fall of the American teenager
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PopuluxeI want that! : how we all became shoppersThe total package : the evolution and secret meanings of boxes, bottles, cans, and tubesThe great funk : falling apart and coming together (on a shag rug) in the seventiesModern American houses : four decades of award-winning design in Architectural recordModern American houses : fifty years of design in Architectural recordThe great funk : styles of the shaggy, sexy, shamless 1970sThe total packageThe Eames lounge chair : an icon of modern design