Joe Kotarba’s excellent review of ‘Designed for Hi-Fi Living’
We have just published Joe Kotarba’s review of Janet Borgerson’s and Jonathan Schroeder’s ‘Designed for Hi-Fi Living’. Kotarba writes that “[T]heauthorscuratedawell-selectedgroupofmidcentury(1950sand1960s) Americanpoprecordalbums.Theyscouredrecordbins,fromProvidencetoBerkeley,andtheirownextensivecollectionforalbumcoversthattoldstoriesaboutthe Americandreamformiddle-classrespectability.Theauthorsinterpretandcritique themintermofthewaystheyrepresent—orindex—themodern,postwarAmerican imagination.Thebookitselfissimplybeautiful.”
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