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Flickering Light

A History of Neon

Flickering Light( )
Author: Ribbat, Christoph
Translator: Anthony, Mathews
ISBN:978-1-78023-091-7
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Reaktion Books, Limited
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $30.00
Book Description:

Neon signs illuminate modernity's ambivalence. For some observers, they stand for crass commercialism; for others, they light the way to the vibrant heart of popular culture. Energized by this tension, Flickering Light explores neon's technological and intellectual history, from the discovery of neon gas in a late-nineteenth-century London laboratory to its flickering career in the art spaces of our time. It investigates how neon transformed a sleepy desert town called Las Vegas...
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Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Architecture / Interior Design / Lighting
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 1 Inches

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