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

Author: Philip Langdon
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An affectionate history of the architecture, design, and décor of American chain restaurants, from their beginnings in the 1870s (the early Harvey Houses at railroad stations on the Western frontier) to the mid-1980s (McDonald's, Wendy's, Pizza Hut, etc.). Illustrated with more than 150 black-and-white or full-color photographs, paintings, architectural renderings, floor plans, postcards, and much more.--From  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Restaurantkette
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Langdon, Philip.
Orange roofs, golden arches.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1986
(OCoLC)565213172
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Langdon
ISBN: 0394741293 9780394741291 0394544013 9780394544014
OCLC Number: 13094135
Description: xi, 223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Philip Langdon.

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An affectionate history of the architecture, design, and décor of American chain restaurants, from their beginnings in the 1870s (the early Harvey Houses at railroad stations on the Western frontier) to the mid-1980s (McDonald's, Wendy's, Pizza Hut, etc.). Illustrated with more than 150 black-and-white or full-color photographs, paintings, architectural renderings, floor plans, postcards, and much more.--From publisher description.

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