iA


Patron Saints of the Lower Modernisms Posts

048. Lomo Featured Project: the Mobil Service Station. Lomo Styles: The Perfect Building. Lomo Building Types. Patron Saints. Endangered Lomo.

The architect and industrial designer, Eliot Noyes, earned his spot on the roster of the Patron Saints of the Lower Modernisms – despite living a classy and tasteful life in the American Northeast rubbing elbows with the rich and powerful, Noyes worked ceaselessly to expand the scope of Modernism in a downward direction. Early in […] «Read more»

032. Lomo Featured Projects: Cafetales formerly known as Sheri’s Restaurant, Inglewood, and Brolly Hut, Inglewood. 2011 Googie Coffee Shops Bicycle Ride Series, October Ride.

The October installment of the Googie Coffee Shops Bicycle Ride Series was nominally destined for Cafetales, a Pupusería on La Brea Avenue in Inglewood, but the ride, relatively well attended with 11 riders, expanded into a miniature Tour of Inglewood. This city is a remarkable place for enthusiasts of the Modern. Much of the existing […] «Read more»

028. Lomo Featured Project: Bob’s Big Boy Broiler formerly known as Harvey’s Broiler and as Johnie’s Broiler, Downey. 2011 Googie Coffee Shops Bicycle Ride Series, August Ride.

The August installment of the Googie Coffee Shops Bicycle Ride Series paid a visit to Bob’s Big Boy in Downey. This location of Bob’s is both a heritage coffee shop and a brand new one, as it was reborn from the carcass of the mostly and illegally demolished Johnie’s Broiler, originally known as Harvey’s Broiler. […] «Read more»

025. Lomo Featured Project: Camelot Golfland. Lomo Styles: Ye Olde England and others. Lomo Building Types: Amusement Architectures.

Camelot Golfland, located at 3200 East Carpenter Avenue in Anaheim just off of the 91 Freeway, is one of the foremost miniature golf venues in Southern California, and probably the whole world. It features five 18-hole courses, an arcade that looks like a giant castle, an architectural waterslide, and a Lower-Modernist landscape design of overall […] «Read more»

005. Alan Hess, Champion of the Googie. Introducing: The Patron Saints of the Lower Modernisms.

The Patron Saints of the Lower Modernisms are those individuals who have lowered the bar for what qualifies for membership in the sanctified realm of Modernism proper, and thereby expanded the domain of what is considered Modernist. I praise them for their efforts and hope they can take such a characterization rightly as a compliment. […] «Read more»