Dow, Hugh Stubbins Jr., and the Keck brothers, as well as examples of the regionAEs Googie architecture (futurist architecture, Populuxe
(8) They participated in the populuxe
market as described by Paul Yachnin: a market composed of "popular, relatively affordable versions of deluxe goods." (9) Populuxe
goods could be practices and cultural output as well as material objects, and the "theater was one of the originating institutions of the market in populuxe
cultural goods, where consumers could enjoy experiences that were redolent of the lives of their social betters." (10)
(There are wonderful '50s paintings that evoke the populuxe
curves and iconic modernity of that era.) There are other paintings that seem grounded in memory, in a recollection of missed exits or roads not taken.
Screening nostalgia; populuxe
props and technicolor aesthetics in contemporary American film.
Sprengler, C 2009, Screening nostalgia: populuxe
props and technicolor aesthetics in contemporary American film, Berghahn Books, New York.
I cannot agree with Paul Yachnin, who seems to regard Troilus's mercantile metaphor as somehow noble: 'Like the merchant in Matthew, Troilus suggests, the Trojans were willing to risk everything they owned for what they decided was a higher good; they would now betray themselves by reneging on the implicit contract into which they chose to enter' ('"The Perfection of Ten": Populuxe
Art and Artisanal Value in Troilus and Cressida', Shakespeare Quarterly, 56 (2005), 306-27 (p.
DRW have just released their latest offering, Honey & Salt (Populuxe
Records), which was produced by Richard Dodd of Tom Petty, George Harrison and Steve Earle fame.
: The Look and Life of America in the '50s and '60s, from Tail fins and TV Dinners to Barbie Dolls and Fallout Shelters.
For Yachnin, in contrast, the market rather than the church serves as the best analogy for playhouses; playgoing was akin to consumption in the marketplace as playhouses retailed 'populuxe
' dramatic fictions (that is, fictions which commodified social prestige ).
164-78; Tom Hine, Populuxe
(New York: MJF Books, 1999), chs.