A sampling of wonderful vistas that line — or in some cases used to line — the roadside coast to coast.
John Margolies, Roadside America, edited by Jim Heimann, with contributions by Phil Patton, C. Ford Peatross and photos by John Margolies. Taschen, 288 pages, about 400 color photos, 2010. ISBN: 978-3-8365-1173-5. Hard cover $39.99. The enthusiasm for vernacular expression that began flowering in the United States in the 1970s never quite gelled into a unified […]
Some new views of the monumental Bottle Cap Inn, and an updated page format.
There are great signs up and down Clark Street. This is part 2 of what will no doubt be a continuing series. Here’s part 1
Interesting sites and details from Chicago and vicinity.
Lower Manhattan is a carnival of art deco details.
Signs and sights from Pulaski Road. This mosaic sign is one of the best. I’ve never seen another one like it.
Follies of Europe: Architectural Extravaganzas, by Nic Barlow, Caroline Holmes and Tim Knox. Garden Art Press, 256 pages, 286 color illustrations, 2008. ISBN 1-87067-356-5 In the United States, writing on the environments of self-taught artists tends to place them within the outsider art context or, sometimes, within a specifically American tradition of individual expression. Follies […]
A new treasury of oddball store names from around the world.