I must have bought that first book at Amazon.com, because they recommended this newly released book 1950s Fashion Print to me. When this book first arrived and I flipped through it, I was a little disappointed as many of the images do nothing for me:
V&A Pattern: The Fifties, which contains minimal text, 1950s Fashion Print is at least as much about the text as the images. As such, it wasn't until I sat down to read the book that I realized the true worth of this book.
Yes, yes, yes! I've been slowly making my way through the book, really enjoying myself. I have found it really useful to have the internet at hand while reading because Fogg often makes reference to different designers, artists, and such without providing representative images of their work. I'm sure this is in order to keep the cost of the book down, but it is useful to have a picture of the Skylon available when Fogg is going on about its pervasive influence. Google Images to the rescue!