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The Resource City center to regional mall : architecture, the automobile, and retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950, Richard Longstreth

City center to regional mall : architecture, the automobile, and retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950, Richard Longstreth

Label
City center to regional mall : architecture, the automobile, and retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950
Title
City center to regional mall
Title remainder
architecture, the automobile, and retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950
Statement of responsibility
Richard Longstreth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ten years in the making, City Center to Regional Mall is a sweeping yet detailed account of the development of the regional shopping center. Richard Longstreth takes a historical perspective, relating retail development to broader architectural, urban, and cultural issues. His story is far from linear; the topics he covers include the emergence of Hollywood as a downtown in miniature, experiments with the shopping center as an amenity of planned residential developments, the branch department store as a landmark of decentralization, the evolution of off-street parking facilities, and the obscure origins of the pedestrian mall as a spine for retail complexes." "Longstreth takes seriously the task of looking at retail buildings - one of the most neglected yet common of building types - and at the economics of real estate in the American city. He shows that Los Angeles in the period covered was a harbinger of American metropolitan trends during the second half of this century. Over 250 illustrations, culled from a wide variety of sources, constitute one of the best collections of old LA photographs published anywhere."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
381.1/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5429.5.L7
LC item number
L66 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
City center to regional mall : architecture, the automobile, and retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950, Richard Longstreth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [353]-[471]) and index
Contents
The perils of a parkless town. Metropolis ; Settlement ; Automobile --The problem solved. Skyscrapers ; Department stores ; Expansion ; Parking -- Westward ho for business. Origins ; Development ; Chain stores ; Boom -- Hollywood-Los Angeles other half. Aladdin cities ; Stores ; Business diversity ; Promotion ; Struggle -- Fabulous boulevard. Transformation ; Bullock's ; Miracle mile -- A guaranteed neighborhood. Precedents ; Palos Verdes ; Westwood Village -- A hindrance to business. Beverly Hills ; Main Street -- Hold on! Remodeling ; Parking ; Predicament -- Markets in the meadows. Market conditions ; Department stores ; Crenshaw Center ; Westchester ; Design ; Valley Plaza -- Grass on Main Street. Shopping courts ; Experiments ; Models -- No automobile ever bought a thing. Emergence ; Stein ; Gruen ; Realization ; Lakewood Center ; Sequels
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xxx, 504 p.
Isbn
9780262122009
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
96025115
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Dust jacket; teal cloth over boards. Purchase, Dawson's Book Shop ,1997.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35016587
  • ucoclc35016587
Label
City center to regional mall : architecture, the automobile, and retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950, Richard Longstreth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [353]-[471]) and index
Contents
The perils of a parkless town. Metropolis ; Settlement ; Automobile --The problem solved. Skyscrapers ; Department stores ; Expansion ; Parking -- Westward ho for business. Origins ; Development ; Chain stores ; Boom -- Hollywood-Los Angeles other half. Aladdin cities ; Stores ; Business diversity ; Promotion ; Struggle -- Fabulous boulevard. Transformation ; Bullock's ; Miracle mile -- A guaranteed neighborhood. Precedents ; Palos Verdes ; Westwood Village -- A hindrance to business. Beverly Hills ; Main Street -- Hold on! Remodeling ; Parking ; Predicament -- Markets in the meadows. Market conditions ; Department stores ; Crenshaw Center ; Westchester ; Design ; Valley Plaza -- Grass on Main Street. Shopping courts ; Experiments ; Models -- No automobile ever bought a thing. Emergence ; Stein ; Gruen ; Realization ; Lakewood Center ; Sequels
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xxx, 504 p.
Isbn
9780262122009
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
96025115
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Dust jacket; teal cloth over boards. Purchase, Dawson's Book Shop ,1997.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35016587
  • ucoclc35016587

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