The Book on Vegas.
Edited by Lisa Eisner and Roman Alonso. Essay by Dave Hickey. Numerous contributing photographers.
Greybull Press, New York, 2006. 300 pp., 120 color and 106 duotone illustrations, 11x14".

Publisher's Description
In celebration of Las Vegas’s centennial, Greybull Press has put together the ultimate visual tribute to sin city. An exceptional collection of images of the city as seen through the eyes of many of the most important photographers, artists and filmmakers of the past 50 years, it also includes classic archival images that capture the true essence of what makes Vegas the high/low pleasure capital of the world: its entertainers and celebrities, its winners and losers, the dealers, divas, players and dreamers. 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 Webber’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 poledancers; 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 dessert; Leroy Neiman’s painting of Buddy Hackett; stunning film stills from Casino, Koyaanasquatsi, Godfather II and other classic films—and much, much more. With over 300 pages, and 226 exquisitely produced color images, The Book on Vegas is luminous, loud and spectacular—like the city itself.


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