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Free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub í Join or create book clubs Free read The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream (The MIT Press) 109 Join or create book clubs í 9 Read & Download Ore recently the Strip decided to get classy with casinos designed by famous architects and zillion dollar collections of art Las Vegas became the implosion capital of the world as developers driven by competition got rid of the old to make way for the newoffering a non metaphorical definition of creative destruction In The Strip Stefan Al examines the many transformations of the Las Vegas Strip arguing that they mirror transformations in America itself The Strip is not as popularly supposed a display of architectural freaks but representative of architectural trends and a record of social cultural and economic change. WASN T GREAT BUT THEN IT WASNT BAD AVERAGE

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Free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub í Join or create book clubs Free read The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream (The MIT Press) 109 Join or create book clubs í 9 Read & Download The transformations of the Stripfrom the fake Wild West to neon signs twenty stories high to starchitectureand how they mirror America itselfThe Las Vegas Strip has impersonated the Wild West with saloon doors and wagon wheels; it has decked itself out in midcentury modern sleekness It has illuminated itself with twenty story high neon signs then junked them After that came Disney like theme parks featuring castles and pirates followed by replicas of Venetian canals New York skyscrapers and the Eiffel Tower It might be noted that forty two million people visited Las Vegas in 2015ten millionthan visited the real Paris M. richly informative exciting and fun Even with no background in architecture I could understand and enjoy this book

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Free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub í Join or create book clubs Free read The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream (The MIT Press) 109 Join or create book clubs í 9 Read & Download Al tells two parallel stories He describes the feverish competition of Las Vegas developers to build the snazziest most tourist grabbing casinos and resortswith a cast of characters including the mobster Bugsy Siegel the eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes and the would be political kingmaker Sheldon Adelson And he views the Strip in a larger social context showing that it has not only reflected trends but also magnified them and sometimes even initiated them Generously illustrated with stunning color images throughout The Strip traces the many metamorphoses of a city that offers a vivid projection of the American drea. Perfect product as advertised

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