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Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture Paperback – October 7, 2004
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The new photographs and line drawings are a very nice touch along with the updated text. Mr. Hess has proven himself again as the leading authority on this genre of architecture.
The insight and presentation of the information is what this architecture truly deserves. To ignore this style and consider it a joke is something that will bite us back in years to come. By then most of these places will be torn down and we'll be left with only this book as a resource. But, oh what a resource it is!
Now, if only Mr. Hess could fly over to the East Coast and write a book about the architecture in the seaside community of Wildwood, New Jersey. Then the circle would be complete. Many of these motels were built around the same time as the West Coast structures and would make for a very interesting comparison. Same style and philosophies, but with different architects, locales, and climates. Very interesting indeed.
In summary the equation is simple...great author plus great architecture equals doubly great book!
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I absolutely LOVE this book! I love reading about this era of American history! The Googie space age designs were FUN! I wish more businesses had this design nowadays!Published 16 months ago by Jacquelyn Schmidt
I love late 50's early 60's architecture so this is a book that's easy for me to love. But, it's good for anyone who may be a baby boomer or grew up in this time period in... Read morePublished on September 30, 2013 by Kerry Edwards
You could create a college course on American Mid-Century Architecture around this book. Alan Hess authoritatively instills an exceptional knowledge and appreciation of all things... Read morePublished on September 26, 2010 by V. Grindstaff