Road Trip: Lost Roadside Attractions, From Custard's Last Stand to the Wigwam Restaurant


Expectation, anticipation, discovery—each of these is a facet of an American institution, the road trip. With a focus on vernacular roadside architecture built between 1920 and the late 1960s, the golden age of the American road, Road Trip is a time capsule, a snapshot taken primarily in the early 1970s, of an extraordinary era and its roadside buildings, restaurants, gas stations, motels, and places of amusement, most of which are now long since gone. Built in an age of unbridled imagination, these structures speak to the fancies of their original owners and builders as much as to the purposes for which they were built: a gas station whose pumps are covered by a canopy in the form of a fully read more

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ISBN:

9780789327611

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

208

Dimensions:

16cm x 23cm

RRP:

$49.99

Category:

Art and Photography

Publisher:

Rizzoli International

Published:

01 April 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Richard Longstreth