Things of Beauty: The Politics of Postmillennial Nostalgia for Mid-century Design

Rachele Dini

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This piece aimed at an informed general audience examines the relationship between the mid-century period drama and the market for mid-century vintage objects and repros in relation to the broader socio-economic context of Great Britain and the United States between 1970 and 2020.


  • mid-century design
  • nostalgia
  • American history
  • American culture
  • interior design
  • television
  • cinema
  • 1950s
  • 1960s
  • postmodernism

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