Doo Wop Motels: Architectural Treasures of the Wildwoods

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Stackpole Books, 2007 - Architecture - 122 pages
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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, such as Modern with jet-age glass walls, Vroom! with thrusting pointed features, and Polynesian Pop with thatched roofs and tiki torches. This fun, colourful book recounts the stories of the motels, describes their special features - from the ubiquitous plastic palm trees to the glorious neon signs that identify them - and covers the recent Neo-Doo Wop buildings that have arisen in the wake of Doo Wop preservation.
 

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User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

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 Wildwood

User 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

Contents

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VII
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VIII
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115
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XIII
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About the author (2007)

Kirk Hastings lives in Somers Point, New Jersey, where he works as a graphic designer and freelance writer. He grew up in Wildwood Crest, near the large Doo Wop motel district, and is the president of the Wildwood Crest Historical Society and an associate board member of the Doo Wop Preservation League.

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