JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
Not only do the following illustrations appear in very uncommon muted pastels (for a high Depression-era publication1) it also seems as though the subtle colors underline and accentuate the screaming boasting nature of their images. That's the way it seemed to me when I flipped through the pamphlet and came upon Babel-like kitchen appliances. Perhaps it is the color, plus the design, and the odd perspective that give the stuff a regal/towering impression. Or it is something else.
And so, the Zenith Unction of Refrigerator Beauty:
And the Withering Beauty of Pastel Height:
The Pastel Chisel of Light:
The Locomotive Breath of Pastel Massiveness:
1. Dulux Marches On, published in 1935 by du Pont de Nemours & Co. in Wilmington, Delaware, an oversize (13x9") sales/promotional pamphlet extolling the successes of their six-year new product (a polymetric resinous material that added varnish-like resiliency and luster, which they was breakthrough in finishing history"). I like the Finishing History segment as a departure for a short story, but not here.