By Alan Hess,

Book cover of Googie: Fifties Coffee Shop Architecture

Book description

The euphoria about the future that followed World War II permeated the outlooks of architects, who, influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright and with ready access to remarkable new construction material and building techniques spawned by the war technologies, faced the intriguing prospect of redesigning the post war world. Initially the…

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Why read it?

1 author picked Googie as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Alan Hess is the authority on Googie Architecture. He’s written several excellent books on the subject.

His writing style and unique perspective (he’s also an architect) bring insight and authority to everything he writes, which also includes books on Frank Lloyd Wright and John Lautner. The original Googies Coffee Shop, located at the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Crescent Heights in West Hollywood, was designed by John Lautner.

If you do some research online, you can find some great old photos of the structure.

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