Signs, Streets, and Storefronts

By 1
Hurry - Only 2 Left In Stock
Sold By Speedyhen 5/5 (157 Reviews)
£30.57
+£11.98 Delivery
Add To Basket
Delivery to: United States
Standard Delivery £11.98 Estimated Delivery 21st-30th Dec

Share

Description & Details

Description

Signs, Streets, and Storefronts addresses more than 200 years of signs and place-marking along America's commercial corridors. From small-town squares to Broadway, State Street, and Wilshire Boulevard, Martin Treu follows design developments into the present and explores issues of historic preservation. Treu considers "common" architecture and its place-defining business signs as well as influential high-style design examples by taste-making leaders. Combining advertising and architectural history, the book presents a full picture of the commercial landscape, including design adaptations made for motorists and the migration from Main Street to suburbia. The dynamic between individual businesses and the common good has a major effect on the appearance of our country's Main Streets. Several forces are at work: technological advances, design imagination and the media, corporate propaganda, customer needs, and municipal mandates. Present-day controls have often led to a denuding of traditional commercial corridors. Such reform, Treu argues, has suppressed originality and radically cleared away years of accumulated history based on the taste of a single generation. A must-read for city planners, town councils, architects, sign designers, concerned citizens, and anyone who cares about the appearance and vitality of America's commercial streets, this heavily illustrated book is equally appealing to armchair historians, small-town enthusiasts, and lovers of Americana.

Details

OPC PWKYYD
Brand 1
Codes 142140494X (ISBN-10)
9781421404943 (ISBN)
Links Books

Compare Similar Products

Set 1 of 1

Compare Sellers

  • New from £30.57
Delivery To: United States
Seller Ratings Warranty Returns Price Delivery Total
(2 reviews)
-
30 Days
Free Returns: No
£36.53 This seller does not ship to your selected delivery location. Add To Basket
(50 reviews)
-
30 Days
Free Returns: No
£31.51 This seller does not ship to your selected delivery location. Add To Basket
(156 reviews)
-
30 Days
Free Returns: No
£30.57 +£11.98 Delivery
Est. Delivery: 21st-30th Dec
£42.55 Add To Basket

Sign in to view all of your delivery addresses

OR

Enter your delivery address

Save your items for later!

Simply enter your email address below and we'll send you a copy of your basket to your inbox.

No thanks

We've detected you're shopping from United States, so we've set this as your delivery location. You may see a reduced selection of products.

If your location is incorrect, please click on the country in the site menu above to change it.

Continue Shopping