The contemporary American interior of 1945-1955 as seen in Architectural record and House and garden
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Specialized consumer trade magazines issued publications confronting America’s shift toward modern design in residential interiors after World War II. Themes regarding the modern home emerged in two noted publications, Architectural Record and House and Garden. An analysis of the modern plan form, furniture, and finishes throughout these publications reveal the modern home as a reflection of America’s changing social, technological and economic values. Are post-war domestic interiors a cultural resource worthy of preservation? What is the preservation challenge encountered in preserving post-war interiors? What is a preservation strategy that could be implemented to provide protection for post-war interiors?