My basket contains:

0 items £0.00

View Basket

£15.99

Add to basket
Price in Euros €15.99
Price in USD $15.99
Select your currency
Calculated price

FREE UK Postage for online orders over £60

Terms and conditions apply

The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister

Chris Nichols

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 160

  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith

  • Date Published: Jun 2007

  • Stock Code: 60700

  • ISBN: 9781586856991

  • Binding: Paperback

Average Rating: Be the first to rate this product!
Your Rating:
Total rating: 0 out of 5
Total votes: 0

Description

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



New Design for Old Buildings

New Design for Old Buildings

Showcasing a range of homes, churches, barns, commercial, and industrial buildings from across the UK, this book demonstrates the SPAB philosophy... (more)

£40.00

Add to basket
The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister New Design for Old Buildings

New Design for Old Buildings

New Design for Old Buildings

Showcasing a range of homes, churches, barns, commercial, and industrial buildings from across the UK, this book demonstrates the SPAB philosophy... (more)

£40.00

Add to basket
The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister New Design for Old Buildings

Soviet Mass Housing 1958 - 1980 Top TrumpsExtract is available for this book

Soviet Mass Housing 1958 - 1980 Top Trumps

Soviet mass housing was a unique phenomenon on account of its ubiquity and scale. Literally no city managed to escape the intensive application of... (more)

£8.99

Add to basket
The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister Soviet Mass Housing 1958 - 1980 Top Trumps

Small Practice and the Sole Practitioner

Small Practice and the Sole Practitioner

This book is a practical guide for students or those already running or thinking of running a small practice on how to set up and run a small... (more)

£30.00

Add to basket
The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister Small Practice and the Sole Practitioner

Revisiting PostmodernismExtract is available for this book

Revisiting Postmodernism

Revisiting Postmodernism invites readers to see postmodernism in a new light: not just as a style, but as a cultural phenomenon which embraces... (more)

£35.00

Add to basket
The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister Revisiting Postmodernism

A Domestic Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect

A Domestic Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect

If you need to understand about engaging the services of an architect, this updated RIBA guide is for you. Straightforward and completely up-to... (more)

£10.00

Add to basket
The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister A Domestic Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect

Recently Viewed