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Author Meikle, Jeffrey L., 1949-

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

Publication Info. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [1995]
1995

Copies

Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  668.4 MEI    AVAILABLE
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  TP1117 .M45 1995    AVAILABLE
 Rockford University Stacks - RKC-ILDS  TP1117 .M45 1995    AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 403 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-380) and index.
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.
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.
Subject Plastics -- History.
Plastics industry and trade -- United States -- History.
ISBN 081352234X cloth alkaline paper
0813522358 paperback alkaline paper

 
    
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