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Jakle, John A.

Overview
Works: 37 works in 156 publications in 1 language and 10,319 library holdings
Genres: History  Local history  Pictorial works  Maps  Bibliography 
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 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first architect-designed gas station - a Pittsburgh Gulf station in 1913 - was also the first to offer free road maps; the familiar Shell name and logo date from 1907, when a British mother-of-pearl importer expanded its line to include the newly discovered oil of the Dutch East Indies; the first enclosed gas stations were built only after the first enclosed cars made motoring a year-round activity - and operating a service station was no longer a "seasonal" job; the system of "octane" rating was introduced by Sun Oil as a marketing gimmick (74 for premium in 1931)." "As the number of "true" gas stations continues its steady decline - from 239,000 in 1969 to fewer than 100,000 today - the words and images of this book bear witness to an economic and cultural phenomenon that was perhaps more uniquely American than any other of this century."--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 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jakle (geography, U. of Illinois) and Sculle (Illinois Historical Preservation Society and U. of Illinois) examine how the parking lot stretches from the "big concrete" of suburbia deep into the narrow streets of cities built before the automotive age. Building on their previous books about gas stations, motels, and fast food restaurants, the authors reveal how parking is not just an issue of convenience, but also a necessity for economic survival and an important element of long-term development strategies
The American small town : twentieth-century place images by John A Jakle( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 644 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 )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tourist : travel in twentieth-century North America by John A Jakle( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 550 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
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 548 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 451 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 400 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 356 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 )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 278 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 189 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 176 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 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Past landscapes : a bibliography for historic preservationists selected from the literature of historical geography by John A Jakle( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spatial dimensions of social organization: a selected bibliography for urban social geography by John A Jakle( Book )

9 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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English (129)

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The 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 environmentCity lights : illuminating the American night