American Byzantium: Photographs of Las Vegas

American Byzantium: Photographs of Las Vegas

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by Virgil Hancock, Gregory McNamee

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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, exposing a city of opulence, glamour, and fantasy, and poverty, decay, and despair. Oversize: 11x9<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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University of New Mexico Press
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University of Arizona Southwest Center Series
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11.00(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.67(d)

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American Byzantium: Photographs of Las Vegas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A marvelous book, American Byzantium is a must for the photography addict, even if you aren't a Las Vegas fan. Hancock's large format photographs are stunning in their clarity and composition. While my favorite oeuvre of VHIII remains Open Range and Parking Lots, this newest book is a most welcome addition to the work of a talented photographer who knows light, color, and composition. Bravo!