Sunday, August 28, 2011

Review: Postwar Pop:Memorabilia of the Mid-20th Century by Donald-Brian Johnson and Leslie Pina.

Retro Collectors Will Adore Postwar Pop:Memorabilia of the Mid-20th Century

You will love Postwar Pop:Memorabilia of the Mid-20th Century by Donald-Brian Johnson and Leslie Pina. This is one of Schiffer's newer releases and it is GREAT!

"Postwar Pop" is a whopping 240 full color hardcover book covering collectibles from the post-World War I-II period (1920s-1960s).

Favorite Mid-Century Collectibles

What I really like about this very entertaining reference book is the diversity of collectibles covered
including, Modern ceramics, Sascha Brastoff, Marc Bellaire, Harris Strong, The California Cleminsons , "Sid and Eleanor" (Ceramic Arts Studio) , Betty Lou, Head vases, "Michael Higgins Glass", Hollywood, television, movies, screen magazines, T.V. Guide, Playbill, "Picture Records", Valentines, Christmas, ephemera, doilies, Americana, holidays, decorating, "The Frankart Girl", "Perfume Lamps", "Mexican Silver Jewelry", "Liberace", and more.

Donald-Brian Johnson And Leslie Pina

Author Donald-Brian Johnson, a specialist on twentieth century decor and collectibles has written many books for Schiffer in collaboration with photographer Leslie Pina. You might recall some of their past titles including "Deco Decor", "Whiting and Davis Purses" , "Moss Lamps", and a four part series on Chase Brass & Copper.

Leslie Pina has a PhD in American Studies and is a retired college professor. She has written or co-authored over sixty books for Schiffer. Her subjects include "Fifties Glass", "Italian Glass", "Scandinavian Modern", "Mexican Jewelry", "Furniture In History" and more.

In this new well researched book by these authors, you will find highlights from many of their previously studied and written about topics. The photographs in this book are glorious and the fu keeps going on and on and on. Mr readers who love the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s will adore this book!

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (April 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764338048
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764338045
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Harris Strong Photo courtesy of
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists

1 comment:

  1. I so want the 'head' figurine! That looks like an interesting book.