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The Drive-In, the Supermarket, and the Transformation of Commercial Space in Los Angeles, 1914-1941

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Richard Longstreth is one of the few historians to focus on ordinary commercial buildings--buildings usually associated with commercial builders and real estate developers rather than architects and thus generally overlooked by historians of "high" architecture.Here Longstreth explores the early development of two kinds of retail space that have become ubiquitous in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century. One, external, is devoted to the circulation and parking of automobiles on retail premises. Longstreth analyzes the origins of this development in the 1910s and 1920s, with the super service station and then the drive-in market. The other type of space, internal, was introduced soon thereafter with the single-story supermarket. The most innovative aspect of the supermarket was how its interior was designed for high-volume turnover of a large selection of goods with a minimum of staff assistance. Longstreth focuses on Los Angeles, the principal center for the development of both kinds of space, during the period from the mid-1910s to the early 1940s. This richly illustrated study integrates architectural, cultural, economic, and urban factors to describe the evolution of retailing and how it has affected the urban landscape.

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Longstreth explores the early development of two kinds of retail space that have become ubiquitous in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262621427
Author:
Longstreth, Richard W.
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Author:
Longstreth, Richard
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
History
Subject:
Retailing
Subject:
Corporate History
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
Commercial buildings
Subject:
Supermarkets
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
Subject:
Drive-in facilities - California -
Subject:
Commercial buildings - California -
Subject:
Architecture-Urban Planning
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Drive-In, the Supermarket, and the Transformation of Commercial Space in Los Angeles, 1914-1941
Publication Date:
20000825
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
11 x 7.5 in

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