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Hotel lobbies and lounges [electronic resource] : the architecture of professional hospitality / edited by Tom Avermaete and Anne Massey.

Contributor(s): Avermaete, Tom | Massey, Anne, 1956- | ProQuest (Firm)Material type: TextTextSeries: Interior architecture seriesPublication details: New York : Routledge, 2013. Description: xiv, 242 p. : illISBN: 9780203137505 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Hotel lobbies | Hotels -- Designs and plans | Architecture and societyGenre/Form: Electronic books. DDC classification: 728/.5 LOC classification: NA7800 | .H665 2013Online resources: Click to View Summary: "Hotels occupy a particular place in popular imagination. As a place of exclusive sociability and bohemian misery, a site of crime and murder and as a hiding place for illicit liaison, the hotel has embodied the dynamism of the metropolis since the eighteenth century. Hotel Lounges and Lobbies: The Architecture of Professional Hospitality explores the architectural significance of hotels throughout history and how their material construction has reflected and facilitated the social and cultural practices for which they are renowned. Including case studies addressing contemporary developments in hotel planning and design, and illustrated throughout, this volume is an innovative and insightful contribution to architectural and interior design literature"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Hotels occupy a particular place in popular imagination. As a place of exclusive sociability and bohemian misery, a site of crime and murder and as a hiding place for illicit liaison, the hotel has embodied the dynamism of the metropolis since the eighteenth century. Hotel Lounges and Lobbies: The Architecture of Professional Hospitality explores the architectural significance of hotels throughout history and how their material construction has reflected and facilitated the social and cultural practices for which they are renowned. Including case studies addressing contemporary developments in hotel planning and design, and illustrated throughout, this volume is an innovative and insightful contribution to architectural and interior design literature"-- Provided by publisher.

Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.

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