Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture (2019)

Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture Alan Hess Googie Redux Ultramodern Roadside Architecture A thoroughly revised and significantly expanded edition of the popular s original Googie Redux is the authoritative history of the mid th century icon that ignited an architectural revolution t
  • Title: Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture
  • Author: Alan Hess
  • ISBN: 9780811842723
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Paperback
Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture Alan Hess 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 stylA 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 populist, employed new materials, and captured their purpose, place, and culture as vividly as any great architectural style The influential original edition helped to spark a robust preservation movement and kick started the reappreciation of mid century architecture and design This latest edition features extensive up to date research and dozens of rarely seen and newly found photographs Googie Redux is the definitive document of a style born in California that has spread to all corners of the world.
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One thought on “Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture

  1. June

    Alas, the Ballard Denny s is not included in this workBut there are many fine examples of 50s coffee shops I am sad that Whitney will not let me remodel our house in Googie I love it Someday I will install a neon rocketship sign on our roof

  2. Steve Hersh

    An incredible journey through Los Angeles via it s ultramodern architecture There is nothing I love than sitting at a booth in a restaurant next to floor to ceiling glass walls It is a very peculiar thing that I like This book explores restaurants that I could achieve this dream in I also love all the pictures of the bowling alleys and the great signs This book will make you love the suburban dream of the mid twentieth century.

  3. David Allen

    Ideal for those who think Bob s Big Boy in Burbank is akin to the Parthenon, Hess book demands that midcentury coffee shops, bowling alleys and such be taken seriously as architecture and art The text is engagingly written when he writes that putting a diner s name on adjoining corners of the building was like Cubist art, he s half kidding, which helps and the photos are a wonder.

  4. Bryan

    My fascination with midcentury architecture continues This book is especially recommended to people interested in southern Californa history as virtually every building in this book is was located in the LA area.

  5. MC

    I was leafing through this at Elliot Bay Books in the close out section, and I couldn t put it down I m no architecture expert, but this is enjoyable on many levels The writing is ok, but the pictures are very very cool.

  6. Joe

    Alan Hess has given mid century roadside stuff not just a name but supplied us with an entire vocabulary of style cues Excellent photography.

  7. Leonard Pierce

    Terrific, beautifully designed book about 40s 50s architecture, one of a ton of great such design oriented pubs from Chronicle.

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