Populuxe


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Pop·u·luxe

also pop·u·luxe  (pŏp′yə-lŭks′)
n.
A futuristic design style of the late 1950s and early 1960s often using pastel colors, synthetic materials, and stainless steel and evoking a sense of luxury.
adj.
Of or relating to this design style.

[Blend of popular and deluxe.]
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Dow, Hugh Stubbins Jr., and the Keck brothers, as well as examples of the regionAEs Googie architecture (futurist architecture, Populuxe architecture).
(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.
Populuxe: 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 [41]).