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THIS USED TO BE THE FUTURE: Daddy Likes The Googie

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So my current obsession - and it has been for probably most of the last year - is a more or less extinct style of architecture/design with the unfortunate name of "Googie." (So labeled because the first known example of it is a Los Angeles coffee shop called "Googies") Also known as "Populuxe," and a variety of even worse names, it was an outgrowth of the Streamline Moderne movement which, depending on who you talk to, was either an outgrowh of Art Deco, or a subset of Art Deco, or a completely independent design school that was concurrent to Art Deco.

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DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: The LAX Theme Building

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Designed and built in 1961, the "Theme Building" at Los Angeles International Airport is still a landmark for the city, and a shining example of Googie architecture. Here's a swanky 3D model of the building, and some video footage and some info and links, and why, oh why, oh why won't you look? I type my fingers to the bone for literally three whole minutes, working on this, and you can't even feign ignorance. I guess my mother was right about you. Sigh.

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