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American byzantium : photographs of Las Vegas

Author: Virgil Hancock; Gregory McNamee
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press ; [Tucson] : Published in cooperation with the University of Arizona Southwest Center, ©2001.
Series: University of Arizona Southwest Center book.
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Photographer Virgil Hancock documents the many faces of Las Vegas. The color photographs capture the glitzy hotel-palaces, the neon-saturated nights, the decaying buildings that are being torn down, the billboards, and the pop-culture fantasy playground atmosphere that characterizes the city. In addition to Hancock's introductory essay, writer Gregory McNamee relates in words what the photographer narrates visually,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virgil Hancock; Gregory McNamee
ISBN: 0826323502 9780826323507
OCLC Number: 46364617
Description: 111 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm.
Series Title: University of Arizona Southwest Center book.
Responsibility: by Virgil Hancock III ; with an essay by Gregory McNamee.

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Exposes a city caught between opulence, glamour, fantasy and poverty, decay, and despair. Together text and image in this book convey the essence of Las Vegas--the magic of illusion.  Read more...

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"Everything is here in a no hold barred attempt to show the town's neo-saturated nights, the glitzy monumental hotel-palaces; the decaying buildings yielding to wrecking crews; the billboards that Read more...

 
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