The Book On VegasCrazy Vegas Views!
The Book on Vegas features landmark images of the desert city's architecture, street life, weddings, casinos and surrounding landscape. Some of the highlights include William Claxton's intimate backstage portraits of Marlene Dietrich, Sammy Davis Jr. and Noel Coward; Elliott Erwitt's iconic image of the lone slot machine player; Helmut Newton's photograph of the secret money room at Caesar's Palace; Bruce Weber's portfolio of Siegfried & Roy at home with their tigers; Grant Mudford's straight architectural photos of Liberace's outlandish estate; Lauren Greenfield and Philip-Lorca diCorcia's intimate portraits of pole dancers; Diane Keaton's mysterious images of hotel lobbies; Garry Winogrand's off-the-strip motel swimming pool; Ed Ruscha's stop-action shots of a typewriter being dropped from the window of a Buick speeding through the nearby desert; Leroy Neiman's painting of Buddy Hackett; stunning film stills from Casino, Koyaanasquatsi, Godfather II and other classic films--and much, much more.
Includes work by Doug Aitken, Guy Bourdin, Sophie Calle, Robert Crumb, Todd Eberle, William Eggleston, Eliott Erwitt, Larry Fink, Lee Friedlander, Ron Galella, Lauren Greenfield, Dennis Hopper, Robert Scott Hooper, Mary Ellen Mark, Joel Meyerowitz, Richard Misrach, Helmut Newton, Martin Parr, Raymond Pettibon, Jack Pierson, Robert Polidori, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Stephen Shore, Thomas Struth, Larry Sultan, Arne Svenson, Robert Venturi, Nick Waplington, Bruce Weber and others, as well as an essay by the influential art critic and University of Las Vegas professor Dave Hickey.
The Book On Vegas