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A fun and exciting series that examines popular culture from the beginning of the 20th century through today. Take a look at how advances in technology, as well as global and political events, impact popular culture. Each book looks at art, music, fashion, film, design, and more.
A fun and exciting series that examines popular culture from the beginning of the 20th century through today. Takes a look at how advances in technology, as ...
Who were the flappers? What were “talkies?” What was the Harlem Renaissance? Covers the effect of prohibition and the newfound freedom of women on the popular ...
What was “skiffle”? How did technology impact the look and design of everyday things during these years? Disney and drive-in theaters, Elvis Presley, and ...
The British Invasion, Andy Warhol, Swinging London, the Summer of Love, disco dancing, and polyester, this is the era that most people think of when they think ...
What was the impact of hip-hop on pop culture? Who were the New Romantics? And what was Grunge all about? Reagan and Thatcher, Clinton and Blair, politics ...
"These books highlight the TV, movies, music, fashion, art, and major events of each decade of the 20th century. Unfortunately, they are dotted with pesky problems. Stilted, weak writing produces silly euphemisms (such as James Bond "found time to date many beautiful women"), and the set’s design is uninspired. "Yuppie" is wrongly defined as "young upwardly mobile professional"; the 3-D film craze is said to have passed quickly even though such movies continue to be blockbuster hits, and there are some unhelpful glossary entries. For example, in 1900-1919, the one for "honky-tonk" gives the same definition as the main text. Flaws such as these build a strong case for the unreliability of these retrospectives as report material. The well-selected photographs and reproductions and abundant back matter aren’t enough to bring them up to snuff. -- Alyson Low, Fayetteville Public Library, AR School Library Journal, "Series Made Simple" 11/1/2012" - School Library Journal
November 1, 2012
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