Doo Wop Motels: Architectural Treasures of the Wildwoods
The three New Jersey beach resorts known collectively as The Wildwoods have recently been the subject of widespread notice for their unique concentration of mid-century commercial architecture. Known in The Wildwoods as Doo Wop, the style is mostly represented in the resorts' surviving motels, built between 1955 and 1970, and comes in a variety of forms: Modern, with jet-age glass walls; Vroom!, with thrusting pointed features; and Polynesian Pop, with thatched roofs and tiki torches. This fun, colorful book recounts the stories of the motels, describes their special features--from glorious neon signs to ubiquitous plastic palm trees--and covers the recent Neo-Doo Wop buildings that have risen in the wake of Doo Wop preservation.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bensdad00 - LibraryThing
great photos of Wildwood's unique motels and an insight into their evolution, construction and demise. Read full review
Wonderful book for anyone who loves WildwoodUser Review - sharon825 - Overstock.com
This is an awesome book about the wonderful Doo Wop Motels of Wildwood. A must for any lovers of the Jersey Shore. Read full review