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The Resource American plastic : a cultural history, Jeffrey L. Meikle

American plastic : a cultural history, Jeffrey L. Meikle

Label
American plastic : a cultural history
Title
American plastic
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey L. Meikle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jeffrey Meikle traces Americans' ambivalent involvement with plastic from Bakelite radios and nylon stockings to Tupperware and polyester suits. He moves easily from the rise of the plastics industry to plastic's symbolic hold on style and the popular imagination. Meikle shows how America's enthusiasm for everything plastic has been complicated by environmental doubts and by the plasticity of postmodern existence. Throughout this witty, compelling history of material and metaphor, Meikle raises crucial issues in science and technology, manufacturing and marketing, design and architecture, and American consumer culture. A provocative conclusion suggests that plastic, endlessly malleable in the face of material desire, merges into the immaterial reality of future electronic media
Awards note
Society for the History of Technology Sidney Edelstein Prize, 1996.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meikle, Jeffrey L.
Dewey number
303.48/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TP1117
LC item number
.M45 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plastics
  • Plastics industry and trade
  • Ecologische aspecten
  • Industriële vormgeving
  • Synthetische polymeren
  • Plastics
  • Plastics industry and trade
  • United States
  • Synthetische polymeren
  • Industriële vormgeving
  • Ecologische aspecten
  • Design
  • Geschichte
  • Industriedesign
  • Kunststoff
  • Kunststoffindustrie
  • Kunststoffprodukt
  • USA
  • Matières plastiques
  • Objets en matières plastiques
  • Meubles en plastique
  • Kunststoffindustrie
  • Geschichte
  • Kunststoffprodukt
  • Design
  • USA
Label
American plastic : a cultural history, Jeffrey L. Meikle
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780813522357.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-380) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : A matter of definition -- Celluloid : from imitation to innovation -- Bakelite : defining an artificial material -- Vision and reality in the plastic age -- An industry takes shape -- Nylon : domesticating a new synthetic -- Growing pains : the conversion to postwar -- Design in plastic : from durable to disposable -- Material doubts and plastic fallout -- Beyond plastic : the culture of synthesis
Control code
ocm32389743
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiv, 403 pages
Isbn
9780813522340
Lccn
95015187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32389743
  • (OCoLC)32389743
Label
American plastic : a cultural history, Jeffrey L. Meikle
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780813522357.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-380) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : A matter of definition -- Celluloid : from imitation to innovation -- Bakelite : defining an artificial material -- Vision and reality in the plastic age -- An industry takes shape -- Nylon : domesticating a new synthetic -- Growing pains : the conversion to postwar -- Design in plastic : from durable to disposable -- Material doubts and plastic fallout -- Beyond plastic : the culture of synthesis
Control code
ocm32389743
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiv, 403 pages
Isbn
9780813522340
Lccn
95015187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32389743
  • (OCoLC)32389743

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