Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture


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A thoroughly revised and significantly expanded edition of the popular 1980s original, Googie Redux is the authoritative history of the mid-20th century icon that ignited an architectural revolution: the coffee shop. Emblematic of Southern California car culture, stylized eateries and other roadside buildings built from the 1930s to the 1950s were dismissed as lowbrow stylistic folly in their heyday. Yet, as Alan Hess points out, in many ways they were the realization of modern architecture's grand promises. They were ...

Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture 2004, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA

ISBN-13: 9780811842723

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