Item description for Las Vegas Vintage Graphics (Icons) by Jim Heimann...
VEGAS, BABY, VEGASIT'S AMERICA'S NAUGHTIEST TOWN, THE PLACE WHERE VICES ARE MEANT TO BE INDULGED, MONEY FLOWS AND FLUTTERS LIKE RAIN, AND GLITTERY DECADENCE REIGNS LIKE A PROUD QUEEN; IT'S WHERE THE WORLD GOES TO EXPERIENCE AMERICA AND WHERE AMERICA GOES TO EXPERIENCE THE WORLD. IN THE SPACE OF A CENTURY, LAS VEGAS WENT FROM A DUSTY FRONTIER TOWN TO A BOOMING MECCA FOR PLEASURE-SEEKERS. THIS BOOK COVERS THE WILD RIDE WITH VINTAGE GRAPHICS, A HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION, AND A LAS VEGAS TIMELINE.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.87 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2003
ISBN 3822826200 ISBN13 9783822826201
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More About Jim Heimann
Jim Heimann is a cultural anthropologist, graphic design historian, and the executive editor for Taschen America. He is the author of numerous books on architecture, pop culture, and the history of the West Coast, Los Angeles, and Hollywood. His unrivaled private collection of ephemera has been featured in museum exhibitions around the world and dozens of books.
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Vintage Vegas Nov 19, 2003
I would have expected a place like Las Vegas to produce a ton of graphic material but I was disappointed to find so little inside this latest Taschen 'Icons' paperback. Basically there are too many tourist brochure photos rather than the printed ephemera I have found in other paperbacks in this excellent series.
Still, there is some interesting material, the intro essay by W R Wilkerson, the eight photos looking east and west along Fremont Street over the decades, the photos of the amazing neon signs, thanks to the leading Vegas sign maker, the Young Electric Company and the chapter dealing with gambling images.
For Vegas fans I can recommend an inexpensive hardback, 'Las Vegas: Then and Now' (ISBN 1571458530) by Su Kim Chung, 138 photos taken over the decades with the newer ones taken from the same place as the originals, the changes are amazing. Also worth a look is 'Faulous Las Vegas in the 50s' (ISBN 188331805x) by Fred Basten and Charles Phoenix, plenty of photos and graphic material presented in a book with a design as flamboyant as the place itself.