Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1977
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Drop everything you think you know about architecture and snootiness and re-evaluate. This brilliant-bonkers study mines the genius in the inanity that is Las Vegas. Pre-computer-aided-layout, the book makes gorgeous use of cramped Helvetica and information presentation (this is all way pre-Tufte, kids). Dated, sure, and sort of hard to map onto today's Las Vegas--the surreal landscape there changing so fast--but an academic gem cogent to architecture, art history, sociology and urban studies students. Such a strange city.