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Author Meikle, Jeffrey L., 1949-

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

Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1995.

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 Moore Stacks  TP1117 .M45 1995    Available  ---
Description xiv, 403 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 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.
Subject Plastics -- History.
Plastics industry and trade -- United States -- History.
ISBN 081352234X (cloth : alk. paper)
0813522358 (pbk. : alk. paper)