£15.99Add to basket
|Price in Euros||€21.94|
|Price in USD||$24.63|
|Select your currency|
FREE UK Postage for online orders over £60Terms and conditions apply
The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Date Published: Jun 2007
Stock Code: 60700
Total votes: 0
The architectural legacy of twentieth-century America is not best explained through individual monuments but by the patterns and forms of its places. The spaces that are created and the way people use space dictate a lifestyle. The commercial architecture by Wayne McAllister created much of the character of Southern California. His Fred and Ginger nightclubs and glinting steel and blazing neon circular drive-ins brought Hollywood to life. His Sands Hotel in Las Vegas became the home of the Rat Pack; the mythology of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. owes a great deal to the swank glamour of the Copa Room and the Sands Hotel, McAllister's finest Nevada hotel.
Wayne McAllister was an iconoclast, a designer with no formal architectural training who changed the fabric of cities, a quiet conservative who created some of the most outlandish and sometimes garish spaces in North America. From the famous Sands, Fremont and Desert Inn hotels in Las Vegas to neon-laden drive-ins such as Bob's Big Boy, McDonnell's and Simon's to extravagent dinner houses like Lawry's the Prime Rib, Richlor's and Melody Lane, The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister explores the history of this architect's best-known projects.
Post a Review
You need to be logged in to post a review
Customers Who Bought This Also Bought
This is the designer’s essential guide to implementing the new CDM 2015 regulations. It provides both a straightforward overview of the key... (more)
£25.00Add to basket
The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister & CDM 2015: A Practical Guide for Architects and Designers
Buy these items together.
£40.99Add to basket