4to. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xviii, 248pp. Numerous illustrations. Fine/fine. A superb and tight first edition. N° de ref. de la librería
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.
About the Author: Richard Longstreth is Professor of American Civilization in the Department of American Studies at George Washington University. He is the author of City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile, and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950 (MIT Press 1997), winner of the Lewis Mumford and Abbott Lowell Cummings prizes.
Título: The Drive-In, the Supermarket, and the ...
Editorial: MIT Press 
Año de publicación: 1999
Descripción The MIT Press, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Ex-library copy with usual markings. Cover shows minor wear. Pages are clean, text and pictures are intact and unmarred. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001528774
Descripción The MIT Press, 2000. Estado de conservación: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP95586185
Descripción Estado de conservación: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 97802621221463.0
Descripción The MIT Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. 0262122146 GOOD - This is a hurt hardcover book with some tearing, scuffing, bumping, creasing and a torn dust jacket. Still, it is fully usable and the flaws are only cosmetic. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0262122146Z3
Descripción The MIT Press, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0262122146
Descripción Cumberland, Rhode Island, U.S.A.: Mit Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. hardback book and dust jacket in fine condition. Nº de ref. de la librería 141422
Descripción The MIT Press, U.S.A., 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. "T" stamp top edge. Nº de ref. de la librería 355378
Descripción MIT Press, Cumberland, Rhode Island, U.S.A., 1999. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition. 248 pp. Longstreth explores early development of two kinds of retail space. One space, external, is devoted to circulation and parking of autos, includes super service stations adn drive-in markets. The other type was the single story supermarket, its inter designed for high volume turnover. Mylar cover. Appears as if it was never read. Great vintage exterior and interior photos. DJ in protective mylar cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 011012
Descripción MIT, 1999, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. 1st Edition. Remainder mark on bottom edge otherwise As New in As New Jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 911541
Descripción MIT Press 1999 Illustrated., 1999. Hard cover Very good in very good dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 304 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Nº de ref. de la librería 64524