[Book Review] Flickering light: A history of neon, by Christoph Ribbat; New York Neon, by Thomas E. Rinaldi

Petty, Margaret Maile (2014) [Book Review] Flickering light: A history of neon, by Christoph Ribbat; New York Neon, by Thomas E. Rinaldi. Design and Culture, 6(2), pp. 258-261.

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Abstract

In the panoply of twentieth-century popular culture few artifacts have sustained the attention of artists, writers, musicians, and critics quite like neon. As the opening lyrics from “On Broadway” suggest, the glittering neon lights of New York City’s Times Square were for many the embodiment of fame and fortune, of achieving the “American Dream.” But, in a story told many times over in plays, films, novels, songs, paintings, and photographs, for most these neon lights proved to be nothing more than electrified chimeras...

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ID Code: 97557
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.2752/175470814X14031924627347
ISSN: 1754-7075
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 20 Jul 2016 22:58
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2016 04:22

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