All Night All-Night Diner Tour in Massachusetts and Rhode Island in April. Download Guide Annual fall conference in Philadelphia SCA administrative archives is established


“Commercial Archeology: Architecture, Advertising, and the Automobile,” first such university course, taught by Chester Liebs at Boston University’s American Vernacular Summer Institute Annual fall conference in Washington, D.C., includes tour of Route 1 between the nation’s capital and Baltimore

A Guide to Architecture in Los Angeles & Southern California + Art Deco Los Angeles

A Guide to Architecture in Los Angeles & Southern California
Gebhard, David, and Winter, Robert
Santa Barbara: Peregrine-Smith, 1977, pap. $11.95

Pildas, Ave. Art Deco Los Angeles
Text by Liza Williams
New York: Harper and Row, 1977, pap. $4.95

The commercial architecture of Los Angeles has long been renowned for its imagination and creative spirit. Two recent books prove the reality of the image. David Gebhard and Robert Winter, established experts in the area, have produced an impressive guide to Los Angeles architecture. Within electric blue covers is a valuable survey of the notable roadside restaurants from the 1920s and 1930s – what the authors call “Programatic” architecture for want of a better term.