Orange roofs, golden arches : the architecture of American chain restaurants

Langdon, Philip

Publication Details Click to collapse Cite/Export

  • Creator Philip Langdon
  • Format Books
  • Publication London : Michael Joseph, 1986.
  • Physical Details
    • xi, 223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 0718127889, 9780718127886
  • OCLC ocm13793752

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Foreword -- Origins of the chain-restaurant industry -- Standardizing the image -- The rise and demise of the drive-in -- Handlebars, boomerangs, and arches that flash in the night -- "Googie": the California coffee shop -- The browning of America -- The unfinished transition: design since 1975 -- The unsolved problem
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