Motels, Hotels, Restaurants and Bars: An Architectural Record Book

By: (Hornbeck, James S., senior editor)

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Book Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[bumping and light fraying to cloth at base of spine, otherwise just a bit of wear to book at edges and corners; jacket soiled, semi-circular piece torn away from top right corner of front panel, various other small nicks and chips, mostly along top edge]. (B&W photographs, drawings, floor plans, etc.) "This informative new book presents for the first time in one place a detailed study of physical design in motels, hotels, restaurants and bars, and graphically shows the important relationship between good design and good business. Presented in these pages are 518 illustrations and plans of successful establishments, where well-planned and practical design has paid off in flourishing trade and satisfied clientele. Each case study is profusely illustrated with interior and exterior photographs, with detailed floor plans and structural diagrams also included." It should be noted that the examples chosen are international in scope, not confined merely to the U.S. If you are a fan of mid-century architecture and design, flipping through this book will make you swoon -- and then get all depressed that you can no longer go out and actually see some of these long-vanished gems, e.g. Carl's Sea Air Motel in Santa Monica (when U.S. 1 was still called the "Roosevelt Highway"). Several of the California motels featured here were photographed for this volume by Julius Shulman.

Title: Motels, Hotels, Restaurants and Bars: An Architectural Record Book

Author: (Hornbeck, James S., senior editor)

Categories: Architecture,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, F.W. Dodge Corporation: (c.1953)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Fair dj

Seller ID: 22624

Keywords: Architectural Photography Architecture Julius Shulman