Designed for Hi-Fi Living

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How record albums and their covers delivered mood music, lifestyle advice, global sounds, and travel tips to midcentury Americans who longed to be modern.

The sleek hi-fi console in a well-appointed midcentury American living room might have had a stack of albums by musicians like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, or Patti Page. It was just as likely to have had a selection of LPs from slightly different genres, with such titles as Cocktail Time, Music for a Chinese Dinner at Home, The Perfect Background Music for Your Home Movies, Honeymoon in Hawaii, Strings for a Space Age, or Cairo! The Music of Modern Egypt. The brilliantly hued, full-color cover art might show an ideal listener, an ideal living room, an ideal tourist in an exotic landscape—or even an ideal space traveler. In Designed for Hi-Fi Living, Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder listen to and look at these vinyl LPs, scouring the cover art and the liner notes, and find that these albums offered a guide for aspirational Americans who yearned to be modern in postwar consumer culture.

Borgerson and Schroeder examine the representations of modern life in a selection of midcentury record albums, discussing nearly 150 vintage album covers, reproduced in color—some featuring modern art or the work of famous designers and photographers. Offering a fascinating glimpse into the postwar imagination, the first part, “Home,” explores how the American home entered the frontlines of cold war debates and became an entertainment zone—a place to play music, mix drinks, and impress guests with displays of good taste. The second part, “Away,” considers albums featuring music, pictures, and tourist information that prepared Americans for the jet age as well as the space race.


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Calculated Shipping Rates

For orders under $150 (before sales tax), expedited shipping options, shipments outside of the lower 48 states, Destination PSP offers various calculated shipping rates based on the weight of the item.

We offer various UPS and USPS shipping options.   Certain options are specific to products (e.g. Media Mail is only for books and DVD's).

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Destination PSP does offer item pick-up in our flagship store at
170 North Palm Canyon
Palm Springs, CA 92262.

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Destination PSP does offer local delivery. For details please email us at Info@DestinationPSP.com

Indirect and Direct Signature requirements

Signature requirements apply to domestic US shipments ONLY

Orders $70 to $299.99 require an indirect signature.

This means that if the first delivery attempt is unsuccessful a note will be left at the address given under "Ship To". This note has the option for the customer to sign and the package will be left where specified by customer on the next delivery attempt.

Orders $300 and more require a direct signature.

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If after the third delivery attempt the necessary signature type has not been obtained, the package will be returned to Destination PSP. In the event a package is returned due to lack of signature, the purchase amount will be refunded, minus the cost for shipping even if order was eligible for free shipping. The shipping cost includes from Destination PSP to the shipping address and from the shipping address back to Destination PSP.

Example:
Order subtotal = $100
Shipping cost = $10 one way (so x 2 for shipping TO you and BACK to us)
Total refund = $80

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