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Jakle, John A.

Overview
Works: 40 works in 196 publications in 1 language and 13,235 library holdings
Genres: History  Local history  Pictorial works  Maps 
Roles: Author, Adapter
Classifications: TL153, 338.476292860973
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Most widely held works about John A Jakle
 
Most widely held works by John A Jakle
The gas station in America by John A Jakle( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why were early gas stations built to resemble English cottages and Greek temples? How does Teddy Roosevelt's busting of the Standard Oil Trust in 1911 relate to the lack of Exxon and Chevron stations in the Midwest today? What corporate decisions and economic pressures lay behind the Bauhaus-inspired stations of the 1930s? Is there a link between feminism and the rise of the Gas'n'Go-style convenience store? What have gas stations symbolized in the American experience?" "Geographer John Jakle and historian Keith Sculle have teamed up to write a unique and comprehensive history of the American gas station - its architecture, its place in the landscape and in popular culture, and its economic role as the most visible manifestation of one of the country's largest industries. Here is the definitive book on the subject, from the first curbside filling stations - with their juryrigged water tanks and garden hoses - to the nationwide chains of look-alike stations whose design pioneered the "place-product-packaging" concept copied by motels and fast-food restaurants." "Jakle and Sculle begin with a look at how the gas station evolved in response to America's growing mobility. They describe the oil company marketing strategies that led to the familiar brand names, logos, uniforms, and station designs that came to dominate the nation's highways. They explain why certain companies and their stations thrived in certain regions while others failed. And they document the reasons for the gas station's abrupt decline in recent decades." "Illustrated with more than 150 photos and drawings - of gas stations, vintage advertisements, maps, and memorabilia - the book offers a wealth of information and colorful details."
Fast food : roadside restaurants in the automobile age by John A Jakle( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Fast Food: Roadside Restaurants in the Automobile Age, John Jakle and Keith Sculle contemplate the origins, architecture, and commercial growth of wayside eateries in the United States over the past 100 years. This new volume examines the impact of the automobile on the restaurant business and offers a thorough account of roadside dining. Jakle and Sculle begin with America in the 1850s, when restaurants came into their own, and trace the evolution from coffee shops, main street cafes, and diners to drive-ins and drive-throughs. Focusing on the people who created and ran these enterprises, the authors recount the rise of early franchises such as White Castle and White Tower and the later dominance of large corporate chains such as Burger King, Hardee's, and - the giant of them all - McDonald's."--Jacket
The motel in America by John A Jakle( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Motel in America, John Jakle, Keith Sculle, and Jefferson Rogers take an informative and entertaining look at the history, architecture, and business of motels in the United States. Like Jakle and Sculle's acclaimed The Gas Station in America, this book explores the effect on American culture as citizens became motorists. The new breed of automobile traveler rejected the hotels of the railroad era, which were located in congested downtown areas and lacked adequate parking. Instead, they came to favor the roadside lodgings outside city limits which came to be known as motels, a term first used in Arthur Heineman's Milestone Mo-tel, opened in San Luis Obispo, California, in 1926." "The popularity of motels grew steadily throughout the century, booming after the Second World War and reaching a peak in 1961, when there were some 61,000 motels operating throughout the country, the vast majority of them independently owned. These motels were an integral part of the American landscape, shaping their guests' ideas about modern living, introducing Americans to the consumer novelties of the age: color televisions, automatic coffee makers, shag rugs, even residential swimming pools. By the 1980s, most of the country's 40,000 motel establishments were affiliated with referral and franchise chains, reflecting the traveler's need for uniform quality and the entrepreneur's desire for regional or national recognition." "The history of the motel, from autocamp to franchise, has long been overlooked. Although motels have come to be taken for granted, they illustrate much that is central to the American experience. In The Motel in America, motels at last receive the careful interpretation they deserve."--Jacket
Lots of parking : land use in a car culture by John A Jakle( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lots of Parking examines a neglected aspect of this rise of the automobile : the impact on America not of cars in motion but of cars at rest. While most studies have tended to focus on highway construction and engineering improvements to accommodate increasing flow and the desire for speed, John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle examine a fundamental feature of the urban, and suburban, scene - the parking lot. Their exploration traces the history of parking from the curbside to the rise of public and commercial parking lots and garages and the concomitant demolition of the old pedestrian-oriented urban infrastructure. In an accessible style enhanced by a range of illustrations, Jakle and Sculle discuss the role of parking in downtown revitalization efforts and by contrast, its role in the promotion of outlying suburban shopping districts and its incorporation into our neighborhoods and residences." "Like Jakle and Sculle's earlier works on car culture, Lots of Parking will fascinate professional planners, landscape designers, geographers, environmental historians, and interested citizens alike."--BOOK JACKET
The American small town : twentieth-century place images by John A Jakle( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The visual elements of landscape by John A Jakle( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images of the Ohio Valley : a historical geography of travel, 1740 to 1860 by John A Jakle( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motoring : the highway experience in America by John A Jakle( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motoring unmasks the forces that shape the American driving experience--commercial, aesthetic, cultural, mechanical--as it takes a timely look back at our historically unconditional love of motor travel. Focusing on recreational travel between 1900 and 1960, John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle cover dozens of topics related to drivers, cars, and highways and explain how they all converge to uphold that illusory notion of release and rejuvenation we call the "open road." Jakle and Sculle have collaborated on five previous books on the history, culture, and landscape of the American road. Here, with an emphasis on the driver's perspective, they discuss garages and gas stations, roadside tourist attractions, freeways and toll roads, truck stops, bus travel, the rise of the convenience store, and much more. All the while, the authors make us think about aspects of driving that are often taken for granted: how, for instance, the many lodging and food options along our highways reinforce the connection between driving and "freedom" and how, by enabling greater speeds, highway engineers helped to stoke motorists' "blessed fantasy of flight." Although driving originally celebrated freedom and touted a common experience, it has increasingly become a highly regulated, isolated activity. The motive behind America's first embrace of the automobile--individual prerogative--still substantially obscures this reality. "Americans did not have the automobile imposed on them," say the authors. Jakle and Sculle ask why some of the early prophetic warnings about our car culture went unheeded and why the arguments of its promoters resonated so persuasively. Today, the automobile is implicated in any number of environmental, even social, problems. As the wisdom of our dependence on automobile travel has come into serious question, reassessment of how we first became that way is more important than ever
The tourist : travel in twentieth-century North America by John A Jakle( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Common houses in America's small towns : the Atlantic Seaboard to the Mississippi valley by John A Jakle( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signs in America's auto age : signatures of landscape and place by John A Jakle( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural geographer John Jakle and historian Keith Sculle explore the ways in which we take meaning from outdoor signs and assign meaning to our surroundings. With an emphasis on how to use signs the authors consider the vast array of signs that have evolved since the beginning of the 20th century
Derelict landscapes : the wasting of America's built environment by John A Jakle( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human spatial behavior : a social geography by John A Jakle( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City lights : illuminating the American night by John A Jakle( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the corner street lamp to the dazzling display of Broadway's "Great White Way," City Lights offers a lively and informative investigation into the geography of the night."--Jacket
Remembering roadside America : preserving the recent past as landscape and place by John A Jakle( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Journey Begins -- Observing Roadside America -- Learning from Roadside America -- Preserving Roads and Roadsides -- Historical Museums and Roadside America -- Experiencing the Past as Landscape and Place -- The Road Continues -- Appendix
Picturing Illinois : twentieth-century postcard art from Chicago to Cairo by John A Jakle( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The garage : automobility and building innovation in America's early auto age by John A Jakle( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the days when only the wealthy could afford cars (and their chauffeurs doubled as mechanics), the authors show how blacksmiths and carriage repairmen quickly adapted to the increasing ubiquity of the automobile. Noting differences from region to region as well as between large cities and smaller population centers, they look at the growth of car dealerships, with their separation of service and sales floors, and the parallel rise of small, independent repair shops; businesses that have steadily disappeared from the national scene, though some of the buildings that once housed them have survived, refitted for other purposes. The domestic garage; first conceived as a detached structure, then integrated with the house itself; also gets its own chapter. And throughout, the authors explore the various ways in which concerns with practicality, commerce, and aesthetics have dictated how garages were laid out and constructed and what services they offered
The making of America by National Geographic Society (U.S.)( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Geographic U.S. map of the Ohio Valley, including a brief discussion about growth in the area on the reverse side
Postcards of the night : views of American cities by John A Jakle( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's main street hotels : transiency and community in the early auto age by John A Jakle( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The gas station in America
Alternative Names
Jakle, John Allais 1939-

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English (146)

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Fast food : roadside restaurants in the automobile ageThe motel in AmericaLots of parking : land use in a car cultureThe visual elements of landscapeMotoring : the highway experience in AmericaCommon houses in America's small towns : the Atlantic Seaboard to the Mississippi valleySigns in America's auto age : signatures of landscape and placeDerelict landscapes : the wasting of America's built environment