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The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects (Urban Studies)

The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects

Current price: $45.00
Publication Date: March 25th, 2025
Publisher:
Transcript Publishing
ISBN:
9783837661699
Pages:
520

Description

A guided tour through the nuanced politics of architectural illusion, The Vatican to Vegas takes the reader from lavish Baroque fantasies of the seventeenth century to the Electronic Baroque of today. The >scripted spacesscripted spaces.

About the Author

Norman M. Klein born in 1945, is professor in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts, and the author, for instance, of »The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory« (1997/2008) and »The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects« (2004), the multimedia historical novel, »The Imaginary 20th Century« (2016), »Freud in Coney Island and Other Tales« (2006). A critic, urban and media historian, and novelist, he has written extensively on the culture and politics of Los Angeles, on cinema, and on architecture.