- STAFF PICKS
- GIFTS + GIFT CARDS
- SELL BOOKS
- FIND A STORE
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
More copies of this ISBN
Main Street To Miracle Mile : American Roadside Architecture (95 Edition)by Chester H. Liebs
Synopses & ReviewsPlease note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.
First published in 1985, Chester Liebs' Main Street to Miracle Mile established the twentieth-century roadside landscape as a subject for serious study. Liebs traces the transformation of commercial development as it has moved from centralized main streets, out along the street car lines, to form the "miracle miles" and shopping malls of today. He also explores the evolution of roadside buildings, from supermarkets and motels to automobile showrooms and drive-in theaters. Both an historical survey and invaluable guide for reading highway landscapes, this classic work--which has inspired numerous studies, museum exhibits, and preservation efforts--is now back in print with new commentary by the author.
Book News Annotation:
Traces the transformation of commercial development in the US during the 20th century as it moved from the main streets of city centers out along street car lines and later roads to become commercial strips and suburban shopping malls. Liebs (history, U. of Vermont) describes and illustrates the changing architecture of roadside buildings from supermarkets and motels to automobile showroom and drive-in theaters. First published in 1985 by Little, Brown (Boston).
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-249) and index.
What Our Readers Are Saying
Other books you might like
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Americas