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IN THE DESERT OF DESIRE: LAS VEGAS AND THE CULTURE OF SPECTACLE. William L. Fox. University of Nevada Press, Reno, 2005. 204 pp. 21 x 15 cm. LC 2005-7131 ISBN 0874175631 In English.
Paperbound reprint (ISBN 978-0-87417-727-5) available Fall 2007 at $18.95. This unillustrated volume presents a wide-ranging study of entertainment and the arts in Las Vegas, its ten essays exploring such topics as the commercialization of casino art galleries, the paradox of the city's relatively miserly funding for municipal institutions such as museums and zoos, the environmental and psychological impact of lavish water displays in the desert, and the artistic ambiguities intrinsic to the city's extravagant world of showgirls and ballet divas.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1990 — Several Media
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Worldwide Number: 119239
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