Viva Las Vegas: After-Hours Architecture

Viva Las Vegas: After-Hours Architecture

by Alan Hess
     
 

As eccentric and entertaining as its subject matter, Viva Las Vegas examines the architectural and historical evolution of America's original strip city, from its modest origins as a sleepy roadside stop to the neon splendor of its extravagant "theme" hotels. Illustrated with fascinating contemporary and archival photographs, this inviting, informative

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As eccentric and entertaining as its subject matter, Viva Las Vegas examines the architectural and historical evolution of America's original strip city, from its modest origins as a sleepy roadside stop to the neon splendor of its extravagant "theme" hotels. Illustrated with fascinating contemporary and archival photographs, this inviting, informative volume offers an intriguing look into the kitsch and complexities of a unique and provocative Clty.

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From the Publisher
Venturi and Scott Brown {authors of the ground-breaking Learning from Las Vegas] helped us learn from Las Vegas. Alan Hess helps us to learn how it got that way. This is a juicy and enlightening history. Thomas S. Hines, Professor of History and Architecture, UCLA
Booknews
Architect and architectural critic Hess makes clear the singular origin and development of Las Vegas, explaining strengths and weaknesses and the city's significance as an icon of modern American urban culture. Illustrated with both new and historical photos. 10.25x9.5" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811801119
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
07/01/1993
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Alan Hess is architecture critic of the San Jose Mercury News and the author of numerous books, including Palm Springs Weekend (0-8118-2804-2) and Rancho Deluxe (0-8118-2420-9). He divides his time between Northern California and Michigan.

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