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Building a Market

The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Each year, North Americans spend as much money fixing up their homes as they do buying new ones. This obsession with improving our dwellings has given rise to a multibillion-dollar industry that includes countless books, consumer magazines, a cable television network, and thousands of home improvement stores. Les mer

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Each year, North Americans spend as much money fixing up their homes as they do buying new ones. This obsession with improving our dwellings has given rise to a multibillion-dollar industry that includes countless books, consumer magazines, a cable television network, and thousands of home improvement stores. "Building a Market" charts the rise of the home improvement industry in the United States and Canada from the end of World War I into the late 1950s. Drawing on the insights of business, social, and urban historians, and making use of a wide range of documentary sources, Richard Harris shows how the middle-class preference for home ownership first emerged in the 1920s - and how manufacturers, retailers, and the federal government combined to establish the massive home improvement market and a pervasive culture of Do-It-Yourself. Deeply insightful, "Building a Market" is the carefully crafted history of the emergence and evolution of a home improvement revolution that changed not just American culture but the American landscape as well.

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Forlag
University of Chicago Press
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
448
ISBN
9780226317663
Utgivelsesår
2012
Format
2 x 2 cm

Om forfatteren

Richard Harris is professor of geography at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. He is the author of Unplanned Suburbs: Toronto's American Tragedy, 1900-1950 and Creeping Conformity: How Canada Become Suburban, 1900-1960.

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