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Kirk Hastings

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ISBN 10: 0811733890 / ISBN 13: 9780811733892
Published by Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, 2007
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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In English. 128 pp. with 128 ills. (123 color). 24 x 19 cm. LC 2006-23142. An unused copy with very light rubbing to the bottom edges; otherwise pristine. Bookseller Inventory # 125955-1

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Publisher: Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Paperbound

Book Condition:Fine

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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: 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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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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