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Neon Nevada, Sheila Swan and Peter Laufer ; foreword by Lili Lakich

Label
Neon Nevada
Title
Neon Nevada
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Swan and Peter Laufer ; foreword by Lili Lakich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Each night, as twilight descends on cities and towns across Nevada, the desert night sky is lit with the glow of hundreds of neon signs. Whether the signs are a part of the shimmering onslaught of Las Vegas's Glitter Gulch, a lone cowboy beckoning travelers on Interstate 80, or a simple martini glass on a tavern sign, they are an element of Nevada's cultural heritage. After all, in the words of one veteran sign maker, "Neon and flashing lights mean Nevada. Without neon and flashing lights, you might as well be anywhere.""--BOOK JACKET. "In the early 1970s, Swan and Laufer set out to chronicle this cultural heritage in photographs as a means of preserving an art form that was at the time fast dying out. Neon Nevada combines these photographs, many of signs no longer in existence, with newer photos of signs installed during the recent renaissance in neon. It is a lighthearted, charming record of images from the generic to the unforgettable."--BOOK JACKET. "The accompanying text provides a brief history of neon sign-making, from its beginnings in Paris to its spread across the United States, pointing out in particular how it found its perfect setting in Nevada. The text is also a captivating description of how Swan and Laufer came to fall in love with neon - a love that the reader will grow to share - and of their travels in search of signs to immortalize."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swan, Sheila
Dewey number
659.13/6/09793
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NA4050.N44
LC item number
S9 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neon lighting
  • Electric signs
  • Advertising, Outdoor
Label
Neon Nevada, Sheila Swan and Peter Laufer ; foreword by Lili Lakich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 93)
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Wendover Will and His Huge Friends
  • Ch. 6.
  • Light on the Loneliest Road in America
  • Ch. 7.
  • New Flare in the South
  • Ch. 8.
  • Las Vegas
  • Ch. 9.
  • The Tube-Bending Craft
  • Ch. 1.
  • Epilogue: The Future for Neon in Nevada
  • Electric Jewels of the Nevada Desert
  • Ch. 2.
  • Few Neon Reflections Splash at the Lake
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Biggest Little City in the World
  • Ch. 4.
  • Rural County Casinos and Bars
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 93 p.
Isbn
9780874172454
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
93023653
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • OCM29255727
  • CARL029255727
Label
Neon Nevada, Sheila Swan and Peter Laufer ; foreword by Lili Lakich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 93)
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Wendover Will and His Huge Friends
  • Ch. 6.
  • Light on the Loneliest Road in America
  • Ch. 7.
  • New Flare in the South
  • Ch. 8.
  • Las Vegas
  • Ch. 9.
  • The Tube-Bending Craft
  • Ch. 1.
  • Epilogue: The Future for Neon in Nevada
  • Electric Jewels of the Nevada Desert
  • Ch. 2.
  • Few Neon Reflections Splash at the Lake
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Biggest Little City in the World
  • Ch. 4.
  • Rural County Casinos and Bars
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 93 p.
Isbn
9780874172454
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
93023653
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • OCM29255727
  • CARL029255727

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