The wildwood crest historical museum was located in the crest pier on the north side of the building from 1995 to 2016. You might not have heard the terms googie and doo wop in reference to architecture, but you are definitely familiar with the form. Aug 05, 2015 you might not have heard the terms googie and doo wop in reference to architecture, but you are definitely familiar with the form. List of googie architecture structures united states.
Architectural treasures of the wildwoods by kirk hastings who grew up in wildwood crest in the 1960s. Wildwood, new jersey is known throughout the world as a classic allamerican entertainment epicenter with its pristine 5 miles of atlantic coastal beaches and the 2. Heres the biggest and most popular doowop songs of all time. This came to be known as googie, doo wop, or populuxe architecture. This issue of the pentagram papers presents a selection of the more than 2000 images taken by dorothy kresz of wildwood on the jersey shore a working class resort frozen in. Doo wop is a part of the midcentury modern style many call retro, a subdivision of the futurist movement that was born in the 1930s, but redefined postwwii as an architectural approach influenced by car culture, the space race and the atomic age. Many of the doo wop motels including the ebb tide were built by will and lou. Architectural treasures of the wildwoods by kirk hastings. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or. Wildwood is also popular with visitors who come for the doo wop, 50s and 60s themed architecture, music and history of that era. This shore destination has one of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast.
Doo wo p is a term coined by mac the midatlantic center for the arts in the early 1990s to describe the unique, spaceage architectural style that was common in the 1950s and 1960s that incorporated modern, sweeping angles, bright colors, starbursts, boomerang shapes, plastic palm trees, and angular. An africanamerican vocal style known as doo wop emerged from the streets of northeastern and industrial midwest cities such as new york, philadelphia, chicago. Googie was an original architectural style which began in southern california during the late 1940s. Influenced by the coming of the space age, the googiethemed architecture popularity was most notable during the mid1960s, among. During the 50s and 60s, the sweeping angles, bright colors, jetglass walls, and, of course, plastic palm trees of the doo wop style of architecture blossomed in wildwood and wildwood crest. Inspired designs on tshirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. Have they been successful promoting the concept of doowop architecture, etc.
Architectural treasures of the wildwoods hastings, kirk on. Jan 01, 2007 doo wop motels paperback architectural treasures of the wildwoods. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading doo wop motels. The escott, broven and hannusch books are good too. This is a list of googie architecture structures in the united states which includes a photographic gallery with a brief description of some of the structures. Havens sounds pained as he tells phillyvoice that 25 to 30 percent of the 105 locations he. May, 2016 music legends book presents doo wop book part1. Ebook the complete book of doo wop as pdf download. Doo wop has complex musical, social, and commercial origins. A classic example of doo wop architecture as chronicled in the new book doo wop motels. Doowop has complex musical, social, and commercial origins.
A nostalgic, illustrated study pays tribute to the architectural features of new jerseys motels of the wildwoods, looking at the unique style known as doo wop architecture as exemplified in structures constructed between 1955 and 1970, including such forms as modern, vroom. The doowop kings are one of las vegass finest acapella vocal groups serving up a perfect blend of the 1950s and 60s classics. A book on goldwax lists that i particularly enjoyed and keep returning to is shaws honkers and shouters. The doo wop style of design in archtecture began in the early years of the 1950s while america was experiencing a dramatic cultural shift that defined the start of a new era. According to the book how to doo wop, the motels were.
One day, doowop pop strolls over to the kids, andin his typical rhyming style urges them to come out of their shells. Ebook the complete book of doo wop as pdf download portable. Some people might protest any link between the words architectural t. Feb 28, 2012 art and architecture from the doo wop era. Doo wop is a style of vocalbased rhythm and blues music, which developed in africanamerican communities in the 1940s and which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. Many of wildwoods doowop motels were built by lou morey, who specialized in such designs. Heres the biggest and most popular doo wop songs of all time. See more ideas about art and architecture, googie and wildwood crest. One day, doo wop pop strolls over to the kids, andin his typical rhyming style urges them to come out of their shells. Wildwood crest, nj doo wop capital of the world caribbean. Featuring 100 tracks, superb sound, and amazingly detailed liner notes, the set is one of the best variousartist box sets ever assembled. An africanamerican vocal style known as doo wop emerged from the streets of northeastern and industrial midw read more.
The term doowop was invented by new jerseys midatlantic center for the arts during the early 1990s to describe the unique, spaceage architectural style. All photographs by darren bradley what happened when the demure, pared down styles of european modernism met the poppy appetites of midcentury america. 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. It was named after a music style popular at that time, sung by groups like the turbans and the ink spots. Professor mark havens chronicles 10 years of photography of the famous motels in new book. The different categories of doo wop architecture include. Architects and preservationists have turned a strip of new jersey shore into a monument to midcentury architecture. Forever doowop is really a pioneering workthe first fulllength analytical scholarly book on the entire range of doowops history, from its roots in the late 1800 s to its modern iterations as a species of collective mourning for a lostimagined past. The first motel to reflect this style in wildwood crest was the ebb tide motel at 5711 atlantic avenue, built in 1957. Wildwoods doo wop architecture, appeal finding new generation of younger fans.
It features vocal group harmony that carries an engaging melodic line to a simple beat with little or no instrumentation. The complete book of doo wop top results of your surfing the complete book of doo wop start download portable document format pdf and ebooks electronic books free online rating news 20162017 is books that can provide inspiration, insight, knowledge to the reader. The doo wop project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of doo wop from the classic sound. The three new jersey beach resorts known collectively as the wildwoods have recently been the subject of widespread notice for their unique concentration of.
The spirit of the doo wop era, captured in spectacular visuals. Doo wop s style is a mixture of precedents in composition, orchestration, and vocals that figured in american popular music created by song writers and vocal groups, both black and white, from the 1930s to the 1940s. Wildwoods doo wop architecture, appeal finding new. Photo book documents hallmark doo wop style disappearing from wildwood. Architectural treasures of the wildwoods kindle edition by kirk hastings. Oct 28, 2008 earl and his friends alisha, jacob, luis, and pam pamare all shy, twitching or hiding under a scarf or within a book. Photo book documents hallmark doo wop style disappearing from.
Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Doowop era motels make a resurgence in new jersey daily. Stars from the hit broadway musicals jersey boys and motown. The complete book of doo wop provides an extensive history of doo wop from the 1940s through the early 1970s, gives definitions and illustrations of the music that falls between rhythm and blues and rock n roll, and covers the musical groups that created it, including frankie lymon and the teenagers, the platters, little anthony and the. Caribbean motel, historic hotels of america in wildwood. This issue of the pentagram papers presents a selection of the more than 2000 images taken by dorothy kresz of wildwood on the jersey shore a working class resort frozen in the 1950s. The doo wop preservation league was founded about 23 years ago.
Architects stokes architecture richard stokes, aia. Architectural treasures of the wildwoods kirk hastings on. Architectural treasures of the wildwoods kindle edition by hastings, kirk. This fun, colorful book recounts the stories of the motels, describes their special featuresfrom glorious neon signs to ubiquitous plastic palm treesand covers the recent neo doo wop buildings that have risen in the wake of doo wop preservation. The three new jersey beach resorts known collectively as the wildwoods have recently been the subject of widespread notice for their unique concentration of midcentury commercial architecture. Doo wop is a genre of rhythm and blues music that originated among africanamerican youth in the 1940s, mainly in the large cities of the united states, including new york, philadelphia, chicago, baltimore, newark, detroit, and washington, dc. See more ideas about songs, 60s music and rock and roll. Rhinos fourdisc collection the doo wop box may not contain every classic doo wop single ever recorded, but it comes damn close. One of the doowop buildings, in wildwood, nj, as featured in midcentury modern architecture travel guide. Here is a page to never let us forget what made mom and dad click, from the music, toys, tv shows, you name it. May 08, 2011 doo wop has come to define the style of the islands large collection of 1950s and 1960sera motels, buildings known for exotic or futuristic names such as the royal hawaiian and the satellite. Doowops style is a mixture of precedents in composition, orchestration, and vocals that figured in american popular music created by song writers and vocal groups, both black and white, from the 1930s to the 1940s. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours.
Many of the doo wop motels including the ebb tide were built by will and lou morey, who specialized in such designs. Since the early 2000s, wildwood has experienced an economic upturn, with bland condos rising at the expense of many hotels. Read more about wildwoods doo wop architecture here. It began in southern california with the streamline moderne architecture of the 1930s, and was popular nationwide during the late 1940s into the mid1960s. Architecture popular in the 1950s1960s in southern california and in florida featured sharp corners, tilted roofs, starburst designs, and fanciful shapes. Jeffrey melnick, author of a right to sing the blues. Are general visitors to the island aware of doowop motels. During this time american families were beginning to experience a brand new life filled with new opportunities. And who can forget the extreme some people might protest any link between the words architectural treasures and wildwood, new jersey, but this sassy. All about the googie or doowop style of architecture that was popular on main street america during the 1950s. Get to know doowop architecture in wildwood architecture. The first is a history of doo wop motel architecture and its subcategories of modern think jetsons vroom.1327 1234 1322 1438 1372 382 1586 447 1534 1365 479 544 1555 477 1292 473 1395 488 791 477 645 1352 81 1348 275 69 1200 1090 920 891 503 374