ROADSIDE AMERICA

John Margolies, Jim Heimann, Phil Patton, C. Ford Peatross

ROADSIDE AMERICA
Publisher: TASCHEN
Product Code: 9783836511735
Availability: In Stock
Price: 29.99€
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Before the advent of corporate communications and architectural uniformity, America’s built environment was a free-form landscape of individual expression. Signs, artifacts, and even buildings ranged from playful to eccentric, from deliciously cartoonish to quasipsychedelic. Photographer John Margolies spent over three decades and drove more than 100,000 miles documenting these fascinating and endearingly artisanal examples of roadside advertising and fantasy structures, a fast-fading aspect of Americana.

This book brings together approximately 400 color photographs of Main Street signs, movie theaters, gas stations, fast food restaurants, motels, roadside attractions, miniature golf courses, dinosaurs, giant figures and animals, and fantasy coastal resorts. In an age when online shopping and mega-malls have reconfigured American consumerism, stripping away idiosyncracy in favor of a bland homogeneity, Margolies’s elegiac 30-year survey reminds us of a more innocent unpredictable and colorful past.

Book Info
Subject Fotografia
Author John Margolies, Jim Heimann, Phil Patton, C. Ford Peatross
Series FO
Cover hardcover
Dimensions 310x257
Pages 288
Language/s English, French, German
Weight 2.12 kg
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