Saturday, December 01, 2007

The Book on VEGAS

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. The phone-book-size tome, edited by Lisa Eisner and Roman Alonso, is done in sparkling gold lamé-like fabric covering and it's a joy just to look at, not to mention what's inside. With over 300 pages, and 226 exquisitely produced color images, The Book on Vegas is luminous, loud and spectacular--like the city itself. Some of the highlights include William Claxton's intimate backstage portraits of Marlene Dietrich and Sammy Davis Jr.; 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; Lauren Greenfield and Philip-Lorca diCorcia's intimate portraits of pole dancers; stunning film stills from Casino, Koyaanasquatsi, Godfather II and other classic films--and much more. It also includes works by Guy Bourdin, Sophie Calle, Robert Crumb, Eliott Erwitt, Lee Friedlander, Ron Galella, Mary Ellen Mark, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, etc.

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