Our special today is a tasty treat called May I Take Your Order? Brimming with classic restaurant menus from the roaring '20s through the fabulous '50s, May I Take Your Order? is the first book to feature this hot new collectible and design resource with hundreds of color reproductions. Author Jim Heimann showcases 250 original menus from all kinds of restaurants, including roadside diners à la Route 66, theme restaurants (travel, Western-style, celebrity eateries), five-star restaurants, nightclubs, bars, and cafés. With menus and vintage photographs from some of the greatest dining establishments of the era, this survey of a popular artform offers an uncommon perspective on design in the early half of the century -- as well as a glimpse of prices and culinary preferences of yesteryear. From the elegance of Art Nouveau to playful Art Deco designs to the ultra-modernism of the late Ô50s, this is an exciting new y'nd for artists, designers, and restaurateurs looking for ideas and inspiration.
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Jim Heimann is a graphic designer, illustrator, and educator whose previous books include California Crazy: Roadside Vernacular Architecture, also published by Chronicle Books.Review:
San Jose Mercury News
Brimming with classic restaurant menus from the 1920s to the 1960s, this book features 250 color reproductions that will stimulate the interest of collectors, graphic designers, and history buffs. Heimann, author of Carhops and Curb Service, take the reader on a colorful journey through four decades of American gastronomic tastes, using restaurant menus to document the changes in American popular culture.
Prices for vintage menus range from $5 to $15, but ordinary ones cost as little as a dollar. Rarities, however, command as much as $250. And don't forget to display a group of menus with swizzle sticks, ashtrays, matchbooks, business cards, napkins, place mats and other restaurant memorabilia. Anyone with an appetite for collecting menus will enjoy May I Take Your Order: American Menu Design, 1920-1960 by Jim Heimann.
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Descripción Chronicle Books, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0811817830
Descripción Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. 1998, 132 pages, 8.5 x 11 in size, Paperback. Nice Color Photos! Out-of-Print. Unused Condition. Minimal cover wear from storage/shelving. Inside pages are in Excellent Condition with no tears and with no notations (no pencil marks, no underlining, no highlighting, etc.). Nº de ref. de la librería AD - U41
Descripción Chronicle Books 1998, 1998. Estado de conservación: New. New paperback. Some slight shelf wear and rubbing to rear cover but content fine and unread. Nº de ref. de la librería A164324
Descripción Chronicle Books, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0811817830
Descripción Chronicle Books, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110811817830