Neon-Lit Kidney-Shaped Low-Rent Flat-Roofed Doo-Wop Commercial Architecture; or, Learning from Wildwood, New Jersey. Americana, Jonathan van Meter.

Neon-Lit Kidney-Shaped Low-Rent Flat-Roofed Doo-Wop Commercial Architecture; or, Learning from Wildwood, New Jersey

New York: Pentagram Design, 2001. First edition. Staplebound Wraps with Dust Jacket. Octavo, pp 36; 8 pages of text plus color photographs. As New. Item #20466

"Wildwood is an ossifying, urban, challenging place with a bad neighborhood or two, bars and nightclubs, drug problems and a 26% unemployment rate. It's a bit grubby and wonderfully tacky, lit with neon signs and dotted with big plastic palm trees in lieu of actual greenery," says the author. Wildwood is home to over 250 mid-century modern motels, which is great inspiration for this charming little volume. For anyone who enjoys the South Jersey shore or the American road.

Price: $50.00

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