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Title:The Gas Station in America
Price:AUD$22.95 (about USD$18.10)
ISBN:9780801847233
Item ID:P002-0001400
Quantity:1
Publisher:Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A, 1995
Edition:1st
Binding:Hardcover
Condition:As New
Dust Jacket:As New
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, 1995, Hardcover, Book Condition: As New, Dust Jacket Condition: As New, 1st

3rd Printing. 274 pages. An excellent copy and is in AS NEW condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is in great condition and the cover is unmarked. It has no signs of previous use. Items are shipped same day or next business day and are shipped directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: In the first volume of their celebrated "Gas, Food, Lodging" trilogy, John Jakle and Keith Sculle offer a comprehensive history of the American gas station, exploring every aspect of this roadside icon, including its evolving architectural identity; its place in both the American landscape and popular culture; the corporate decisions that determined its look and location; its metamorphosis into the mini-mart; and its role as the most visible manifestation of one of the world's largest industries. From the quaint curbside filling stations of the 1910s to the novelty designs of the 1920s (when stations were built to resemble English cottages, Greek temples, Dutch windmills, and Spanish missions) to the Bauhaus-inspired stations of the 1930s to today's nationwide chains of brightly lit look-alikes, The Gas Station in America is the definitive book on the subject. Richly illustrated with more than 150 images--postcards of gas stations, vintage ads, maps, and other memorabilia--this book bears witness to an economic and cultural phenomenon that continues to be a defining part of the American experience. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Energy Industries, Automobile Industry, Workplace Culture, 20th Century; ISBN: 0801847230. ISBN/EAN: 9780801847233. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0001400.
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