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Googie Architecture By Bryant-Mole, Bart

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1044-1
Published: 01/10/2016
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Googie architecture was a vernacular style of architecture that emerged in post-Second World War America, primarily in Southern California. Replacing Streamline Moderne as the style of choice for commercial roadside buildings, Googie architecture was characterized by innovative, exuberant designs and attention-grabbing, futuristic forms. Emerging at the peak of America's post-war economic boom, the extravagance of the style symbolized this time of plenty. Though not a cohesive group, certain architects did become associated with Googie architecture. These included Armét and Davis, Douglas Honnold, Martin Stern Jr., and John Lautner.

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Bryant-Mole, Bart. "Googie Architecture." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 19 Sep. 2019 https://www.rem.routledge.com/articles/googie-architecture. doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1044-1

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