Thursday, March 21, 2013

The True Face of Retro

To say these images are the "True" face of retro is probably slightly misleading as, even in this small selection, all taken from the The Armstrong Book of Interior Decoration (1962), I am aware of being swayed towards choosing those room-sets which most closely match our modern conception of 'retro'. There were others in the book, many others, which were truly awful: a mishmash of frills, fifties flounce and frippery. What books like this illustrate today most of all is that although we may consider individual items or pieces of furniture in a 'retro' style to be stylish today, there are very few people who could live with a full-on, in-your-face 1960s interior today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there!
Do you know if these images are royalty free?
Gorgeous pictures!

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