Armet & Davis

Armet & Davis

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Armet & Davis was a California based architectural firm known for working in the Googie architecture style that marks many distinctive coffee shops and eateries in Southern California. The firm designed Pann's, the first Norms Restaurant, the Holiday Bowl and many other iconic locations. It was formed by Louis Armet and Eldon Davis in 1947. Victor Newlove joined the firm in 1963 and became a partner in 1972, changing the firm's name to Armet Davis Newlove Architects. According to the firm's website, it has designed over 4,000 buildings in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Indonesia. Some of the firm's design hallmarks included radically vaulted roofing, a room-length dining counter and an outsized comet-shaped signage to beckon drivers from off the street. Armet & Davis have been referred to as "the Frank Lloyd Wright of '50s coffee shops." "According to critic Philip Langdon, Armet & Davis designs came to define 'coffee shop' for much of America." Their Holiday Bowl (building) bowling alley served cultural, architectural, and recreational purposes for the Crenshaw district. The firm is said to have "defined '50s Googie architecture."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136501775
  • 9786136501772