Thomas Hine

Thomas Hine
Arlene Love

Thomas Hine writes on design, culture, and history. He is the author of five books, including Populuxe. That title, coined by Hine to describe the styles and enthusiasms of post–World War II America, has entered the American idiom and is now included in the American Heritage and Random House dictionaries. From 1973 until 1996, Hine was the architecture and design critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he wrote a weekly column called “Surroundings.” He has worked as an adviser for museums across the country and contributes frequently to magazines, including The Atlantic, Martha Stewart Living, Architectural Record, and others. He lives in Philadelphia.

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The Great Funk

Thomas Hine
Sarah Crichton Books

Avocado kitchens! Shag rugs! Dacron leisure suits! Earth shoes! At long last, the author of the beloved celebration of 1950s and ’60s design Populuxe turns...

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