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Fantastic and whimsical expressions of exotic architectural escapism, San Diego’s surviving Tiki Modern-style


buildings are local manifestations of a nation-wide trend that once encompassed Polynesian Pop-influenced architecture, interior design, entertainment, music, food, and clothing. Whether it’s called Tiki- Polynesian, Tiki Modern, or Atomic Tiki, the style typified the marketing of San Diego as a tourist destination where visitors could recreate in a semi-tropical paradise.


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