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Heimann, Jim 1948-

Works: 138 works in 694 publications in 7 languages and 11,287 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Miscellanea  Trivia and miscellanea  Menus  Cookbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Translator, Creator, Redactor, wat, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jim Heimann
50s : all-American ads by Jim Heimann( Book )

48 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original print ads for cars, travel, technology, food, liquor, cigarettes, movies, appliances, furniture, defense, transportation, and more--all digitally mastered to look as bright and colorful as they did when they hit the newsstands.--From publisher description
40s : all-American ads by Jim Heimann( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advertisements pictured here in bold close-up, indicate that stuff directed at Americans in these post-9/11 times hasn't changed much from the 1940s. But 40s adverts employed drawings far more than photos, more text (with more of it directed at the product), few African Americans except in obvious caricature, and images of Hitler and soldiers, not American flags. See military-inspired ads, for example, where soldiers compare cigarette length (Pall Malls are longer); asbestos promoted as a good because only the Allies--not the Axis powers--produce it; and an ad for Baby Ruth asserting that "Food is fuel for victory." A short introduction summarizes the 40s in terms of war, women and work, and the wave of consumerism that washed over the post-war era. Two volumes of advertisements have been published (40s & 50s), but a volume on every decade is promised. No index or references. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
60s : all-American ads by Jim Heimann( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text offers a colorful plethora of American advertisements and newspaper articles from the swinging 60's for just about anything the dollar could buy
California crazy : roadside vernacular architecture by Jim Heimann( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shows gas stations, cafes, businesses, and roadside stands in California designed to look like giant animals, machinery, and objects, as well as foreign architecture."--
20th century fashion : 100 years of apparel ads by Alison A Nieder( Book )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book chronicles the story of modern fashion from couture to mass market. The 20th century saw fashion evolve from an exclusive Parisian salon business catering to a wealthy elite, into a global industry employing millions, with new trends whisked into stores before the last model has left the catwalk. Along the way, the signature feminine silhouettes of each era evolved beyond recognition: House of Worth crinolines gave way to Vionnet's bias-cut gowns, Dior's New Look to Quant's Chelsea Look, Halston's white suit to Frankie B.'s low-rise jeans. In menswear, ready-made suits signaled the demise of bespoke tailoring, long before Hawaiian shirts, skinny ties or baggy pants entered the fore. This book offers a stylish retrospective of the last hundred years, via 400 fashion advertisements from the Jim Heimann Collection. Using imagery culled from a century of advertising, this book documents the unrelenting pace of fashion as it was adopted into the mass culture, decade by decade. An in-depth introduction, chapter text, and illustrated timeline detail the style-makers and trend-setters, from couture to the mass market; and how the historic events, design houses, retailers, films, magazines, and celebrities shaped the way we dressed then and now
30s : all-American ads by Jim Heimann( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1930s, modernism started to influence the American advertising industry as waves from the European avant-garde movement made their way across the Atlantic. Cheerful and bright, the ads served an important role as morale boosters, promising happiness and success to a country in crisis
California crazy and beyond : roadside vernacular architecture by Jim Heimann( Book )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1980, Los Angeles historian Jim Heimann wrote a book about the oddball roadside architecture that has dotted the American landscape since the advent of the auto. Published by Chronicle Books as California Crazy, it stayed in print for nearly 20 years. Finally, here is the greatly expanded new edition of that sought-after classic. California Crazy and Beyond is packed with madcap restaurants, motels, service stations, and many other businesses shaped like hot dogs, animals, airplanes, pianos, and other architectural anomalies. Over the years, Heimann's continued research has uncovered a multitude of new pictures and forgotten buildings. With over 380 photographs and an illuminating text that tracks the subject well beyond the bounds of the West Coast, California Crazy and Beyond is an authoritative document of a style born in America and spread to all corners of the world
70s : all-American ads( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both eclipsed and influenced by television, American print ads of the 1970s were literal, in-your-face and attention seeking. Racial and ecological awareness made their way into everything from cigarette to car advertisements
20s : all-American ads by Jim Heimann( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From speakeasies and luxury cars to women's liberation and much more, this colourful collection of print ads explores the wide, wonderful world of 20s Americana
80s : all-American ads( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exhaustive compendium of ads from the period - many of which haven't been seen since - is a fascinating reminder of surprisingly simpler times and a rediscovery of a forgotten age in advertising history
1900-1919 : all-American ads( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American print advertisements from the first two decades of the 20th century were almost shockingly pleasant. Intricately designed and beautifully illustrated, often in the art nouveau style popular at the time; four-colour, full-page magazine advertisements were welcome respites from the bland, text-filled pages among which they appeared. Sales pitches were earnest and friendly; beer, for example, was billed as "The Evening Glass of Cheer" and toothpaste was described as "Delicious Ribbon Dental Cream"--Perhaps not the catchiest slogans, but they were onto something. The American consumerist boom of the 20th century was just beginning and advertising was getting its sea legs. From motorcars to hair tonics to steamship cruises to Coca-Cola ("After the theatre drink a glass ... it relieves fatigue"), America was peddling its wares in style and setting an example of how to advertise in the modern age. This exhaustive compendium of ads from the period - many of which haven't been seen for over eight decades - is a reminder of surprisingly simpler times and a rediscovery of a forgotten age in advertising history
Menu design in America : a visual and culinary history of graphic styles and design 1850-1985 by Steven Heller( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and French and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until restaurants became commonplace in the late 1800s, printed menus for meals were rare commodities reserved for special occasions. As restaurants proliferated, the design of the menu became an integral part of eating out and as such menus became a marketing tool and a favored keepsake. This title showcases the best examples of this graphic art
Close cover before striking by H. Thomas Steele( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and German and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Car hops and curb service : a history of American drive-in restaurants, 1920-1960 by Jim Heimann( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the early 1920s to the late 1950s, the American drive-in restaurant was the social arena for the young and old alike. Swinging ponytails, shiny new automobiles, and the aroma of French fries drifting through unrolled car windows heralded a new freedom for American consumers. Since the original Texas Pig Stand of 1921, the drive-in has become an all-American icon. A fascinating cultural and historical commentary on the first half of the twentieth century, Car Hops and Curb Service documents the drive-in's unique architectural contribution to the American landscape - and serves up a delicious look back at a vital period filled with verve and style."--Jacket
May I take your order? : American menu design, 1920-1960 by Jim Heimann( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documenting and celebrating America's lasting love affair with eating out, May I Take Your Order? presents 250 color reproductions of classic menus from the 1920s through the 1960s. In addition to their unique graphic appeal, restaurant menus reflect the styles and attitudes - not to mention eating habits and prices - of their times
20th century classic cars : 100 years of automotive ads : 100 jahre autowerbung : 100 ans de publicité automobile by Jim Heimann( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and German and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Automobiles of the 20th Century offers a lush visual history of the automobile, decade by decade, via 500 plus print advertisements from the Jim Heimann Collection. Advertising has always been the dream work of industry, and nowhere is this more evident than in the world of auto advertising. Narrated with introductory and chapter text by New York Times automotive writer Phil Patton, as well as an illustrated timeline and sidebars, this volume highlights the technological innovations, major manufacturers and dealers, influential historical events, and the influence of popular culture on car design. The car is an indicator of more than mere technological innovation; its trends are a reflection of the cultural zeitgeist, whether in the form of a VW Beetle or a road-ready Hummer. The Stone Age, the Bronze Age ours could be called the Automobile Age, and this collection puts you in the drivers seat through the 20th century
Out with the stars : Hollywood nightlife in the golden era by Jim Heimann( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mid-century ads : advertising from the Mad Men era by Jim Heimann( Book )

19 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gleaned from thousands of images, this companion set of books offers the best of American print advertising in the age of the 'Big Idea.' At the height of American consumerism magazines were flooded with clever campaigns selling everything from girdles to guns. These optimistic indicators paint a fascinating picture of the colorful capitalism that dominated the spirit of the 1950s and 60s, as concerns about the Cold War gave way to the carefree booze-and-cigarettes Mad Men era. Also included is a wide range of significant advertising campaigns from both eras, giving insight into the zeitgeist of the period. Bursting with fresh, crisp colors, these ads have been digitally mastered to look as bright and new as the day they first hit newsstands."--Publisher's website
Shop America : midcentury storefront design, 1938-1950 by Steven Heller( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In postwar America, everything pointed to a bright, shiny future. Sheer optimism and opulence informed everything from automobile design to architecture, infusing design with larger-than-life planes and curves. Storefront design of the era is particularly indicative of this phenomenon, incarnated here in an extensive collection of hand-illustrated shop window designs from 1938 to 1950. These spectacular, often grandiose plans for grocery stores, shoe shops, beauty salons, bakeries, and more are reminders of a time when stores were sacred shrines for the congregation of American shoppers - impressive and even slightly intimidating, just like the future itself. Collected for this unique book, the designs viewed in retrospect reveal the mindset of a unique period in history. In addition to an extensive selection of drawings are historical black and white photographs of actual shops built in a similar style. "Shop America" offers a rare look at mid-century commercial America as it pictured itself
Roadside America : architectural relics from a vanishing past = Architektonische Relikte einer vergangenen Epoche = reliques architecturales d'une époque disparque by John Margolies( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the advent of corporate communications and architectural uniformity, America's built environment was a free-form landscape of individual expression. Signs, artifacts, and even buildings ranged from playful to eccentric, from deliciously cartoonish to quasipsychedelic. PhotographerJohn Margolies spent over three decades and drove more than 100,000 miles documenting these fascinating and endearingly artisanal examples of roadside advertising and fantasy structures, a fast-fading aspect of Americana. This book brings together approximately 400 color photographs of main street signs, movie theaters, gas stations, fast food restaurants, motels, roadside attractions, miniature golf courses, dinosaurs, giant figures and animals, and fantasy coastal resorts. In an age when online shopping and mega-malls have reconfigured American consumerism, stripping away idiosyncracy in favor of a bland homogeneity, Margolies's elegiac 30-year survey reminds us of a more innocent, unpredictable and colorful past.--From publisher description
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
50s : all-American ads
40s : all-American ads60s : all-American ads20th century fashion : 100 years of apparel ads30s : all-American adsCalifornia crazy and beyond : roadside vernacular architecture70s : all-American ads20s : all-American ads80s : all-American ads
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ハイマン, ジム