Flickering light : a history of neon. (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Flickering light : a history of neon.

Flickering light : a history of neon.

Author: Christoph Ribbat
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Without neon, Las Vegas might still be a sleepy desert town in Nevada and Times Square merely another busy intersection in New York City. Transformed by the installation of these brightly colored signs, these destinations are now world-famous, representing the vibrant heart of popular culture. But for some, neon lighting represents the worst of commercialism. Energized by the conflicting love and hatred people have  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christoph Ribbat
ISBN: 1780230915 9781780230917
OCLC Number: 847749848
Description: 224 s
Contents: 1. Reading Neon 2. Roses are blooming in Manhattan 3. Neon Wilderness 4. Las Vegas Shining 5. Green Fingers 6. Art from light bulbs 7. Hearing neon


Flickering Light explores neon's technological and intellectual history, from the discovery of the noble gas in a late nineteenth-century London laboratory to its flickering career in the art spaces  Read more...


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'Ribbat is particularly good at situating the novelty of neon within its larger historical context, elucidating how its development resonated with and reflected the shaping forces of the 20th Read more...

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