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"A Matter of Taste:" The Interior Designer William C. Pahlmann and the Creation of an American Style in the Post-World War II Era Open Access

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The paper examines William C. Pahlmann's contributions to American home decoration, specifically by discussing his defining work (furniture, fabrics and residential interiors) at the one of the highest points of his career - the late 1940s and early 1950s - within the context of the cultural environment of postwar America. It further explores how the postwar environment in America enabled Pahlmann's tremendous success, and demonstrates how he utilized the climate to proliferate his designs, in keeping with the modern American design ideals.

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