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Heimann, Jim 1948-

Works: 118 works in 482 publications in 7 languages and 10,310 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Miscellanea  Menus 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: NC998.5.A1, 741.670973
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Most widely held works by Jim Heimann
California crazy : roadside vernacular architecture by Jim Heimann ( Book )
20 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At the beginning of the automobile age, in that most car crazy of places, Southern California, roadways were dotted with eye-catching beacons for travelers. Diners shaped like chili bowls, pigs, and coffee pots; hotels and theaters in Aztec and Mayan motifs; and all manner of oddly shaped buildings were part of the Western architectural landscape - a trend that spread across the country. California Crazy & Beyond: Roadside Venacular Architecture is the most thorough documentation of this ususual architectural style, and a greatly enhanced, fully revised version of the classic book that first explored the movement."--BOOK JACKET
50s : all-American ads by Jim Heimann ( Book )
32 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Original print ads for cars, travel, technology, food, liquor, cigarettes, movies, appliances, furniture, defense, transportation, and more--all digitally mastered to look as bright and colorful as they did when they hit the newsstands.--From publisher description
60s : all-American ads ( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text offers a colorful plethora of American advertisements and newspaper articles from the swinging 60's for just about anything the dollar could buy
20th century fashion : 100 years of apparel ads by Alison A Nieder ( Book )
15 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book chronicles the story of modern fashion from couture to mass market. The 20th century saw fashion evolve from an exclusive Parisian salon business catering to a wealthy elite, into a global industry employing millions, with new trends whisked into stores before the last model has left the catwalk. Along the way, the signature feminine silhouettes of each era evolved beyond recognition: House of Worth crinolines gave way to Vionnet's bias-cut gowns, Dior's New Look to Quant's Chelsea Look, Halston's white suit to Frankie B.'s low-rise jeans. In menswear, ready-made suits signaled the demise of bespoke tailoring, long before Hawaiian shirts, skinny ties or baggy pants entered the fore. This book offers a stylish retrospective of the last hundred years, via 400 fashion advertisements from the Jim Heimann Collection. Using imagery culled from a century of advertising, this book documents the unrelenting pace of fashion as it was adopted into the mass culture, decade by decade. An in-depth introduction, chapter text, and illustrated timeline detail the style-makers and trend-setters, from couture to the mass market; and how the historic events, design houses, retailers, films, magazines, and celebrities shaped the way we dressed then and now
30s : all-American ads ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and French and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
40s : all-American ads ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
70s : all-American ads ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20s : all-American ads ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Close cover before striking by H. Thomas Steele ( Book )
7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
80s : all-American ads ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Car hops and curb service : a history of American drive-in restaurants, 1920-1960 by Jim Heimann ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From the early 1920s to the late 1950s, the American drive-in restaurant was the social arena for the young and old alike. Swinging ponytails, shiny new automobiles, and the aroma of French fries drifting through unrolled car windows heralded a new freedom for American consumers. Since the original Texas Pig Stand of 1921, the drive-in has become an all-American icon. A fascinating cultural and historical commentary on the first half of the twentieth century, Car Hops and Curb Service documents the drive-in's unique architectural contribution to the American landscape - and serves up a delicious look back at a vital period filled with verve and style."--BOOK JACKET
1900-1919 : all-American ads ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Menu design in America : a visual and culinary history of graphic styles and design 1850-1985 by Steven Heller ( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and French and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Until restaurants became commonplace in the late 1800s, printed menus for meals were rare commodities reserved for special occasions. As restaurants proliferated, the design of the menu became an integral part of eating out and as such menus became a marketing tool and a favored keepsake. This title showcases the best examples of this graphic art
May I take your order? : American menu design, 1920-1960 by Jim Heimann ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documenting and celebrating America's lasting love affair with eating out, May I Take Your Order? presents 250 color reproductions of classic menus from the 1920s through the 1960s. In addition to their unique graphic appeal, restaurant menus reflect the styles and attitudes - not to mention eating habits and prices - of their times
Out with the stars : Hollywood nightlife in the golden era by Jim Heimann ( Book )
6 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
50s fashion : vintage fashion and beauty ads ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shop America : midcentury storefront design, 1938-1950 by Steven Heller ( Book )
13 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In postwar America, everything pointed to a bright, shiny future. Sheer optimism and opulence informed everything from automobile design to architecture, infusing design with larger-than-life planes and curves. Storefront design of the era is particularly indicative of this phenomenon, incarnated here in an extensive collection of hand-illustrated shop window designs from 1938 to 1950. These spectacular, often grandiose plans for grocery stores, shoe shops, beauty salons, bakeries, and more are reminders of a time when stores were sacred shrines for the congregation of American shoppers - impressive and even slightly intimidating, just like the future itself. Collected for this unique book, the designs viewed in retrospect reveal the mindset of a unique period in history. In addition to an extensive selection of drawings are historical black and white photographs of actual shops built in a similar style. "Shop America" offers a rare look at mid-century commercial America as it pictured itself
70s fashion : vintage fashion and beauty ads ( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From hippie to disco to punk, this book relives 1970s fashion via clothing advertisements from the decade. In between its covers you'll find bell-bottoms and feathered hair mingling with platform shoes, Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dresses and endless amounts of polyester
60s Fashion : vintage fashion and beauty ads ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roadside America : architectural relics from a vanishing past = Architektonische Relikte einer vergangenen Epoche = reliques architecturales d'une époque disparque by John Margolies ( Book )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before the advent of corporate communications and architectural uniformity, America's built environment was a free-form landscape of individual expression. Signs, artifacts, and even buildings ranged from playful to eccentric, from deliciously cartoonish to quasipsychedelic. PhotographerJohn Margolies spent over three decades and drove more than 100,000 miles documenting these fascinating and endearingly artisanal examples of roadside advertising and fantasy structures, a fast-fading aspect of Americana. This book brings together approximately 400 color photographs of main street signs, movie theaters, gas stations, fast food restaurants, motels, roadside attractions, miniature golf courses, dinosaurs, giant figures and animals, and fantasy coastal resorts. In an age when online shopping and mega-malls have reconfigured American consumerism, stripping away idiosyncracy in favor of a bland homogeneity, Margolies's elegiac 30-year survey reminds us of a more innocent, unpredictable and colorful past.--From publisher description
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ハイマン, ジム
English (167)
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Multiple languages (14)
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