American plastic : a cultural history / Jeffrey L. Meikle.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-151655

Description

xiv, 403 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Plastics History.
Plastics industry and trade History.

Originator

Meikle, Jeffrey L., 1949-

Contents

Introduction : A matter of definition -- Celluloid : from imitation to innovation -- Bakelite : defining an artificial material -- Vision and reality in the plastic age -- An industry takes shape -- Nylon : domesticating a new synthetic -- Growing pains : the conversion to postwar -- Design in plastic : from durable to disposable -- Material doubts and plastic fallout -- Beyond plastic : the culture of synthesis.

Publication

New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press

Description

xiv, 403 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-380) and index.
Rodris Roth Library (copy 2).

ISBN

081352234X (cloth : alk. paper)
0813522358 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks TP1117.M45 1995
Roth TP1117.M45 1995 c.2

Places

United States