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California Crazy

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At the dawn of the automobile age, Americans embraced wanderlust, leading to the creation of inventive roadside buildings in the 1920s. These structures, often dismissed as "monstrosities" by the architectural establishment, flourished in Southern California, embodying creative and eccentric designs—from giant animals and fruit to coffee pots.

Initially marginalized, these architectural anomalies are now celebrated in "California Crazy," a revised compendium highlighting the best examples of this genre. The book explores the influences behind this movement, the unconventional landscapes of Los Angeles and Hollywood that fostered it, and the symbolic intent of these structures. Featuring essays and insights, "California Crazy" showcases the vibrant and whimsical architectural legacy of California.


  • 1.2" H x 11.4" L x 8.5" W (4.0 lbs) 324 pages
  • Released 05/15/2018
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9783836572835

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