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In the Desert of Desire: Las Vegas and the Culture of Spectacle

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Las Vegas, says William Fox, is a pay-as-you-play paradise that succeeds in satisfying our fantasies of wealth and the excesses of pleasure and consumption that go with it. In this context, Fox examines how Las Vegas's culture of spectacle has obscured the boundaries between high art and entertainment extravaganza, nature and fantasy, for-profit and nonprofit enterprises. His purview ranges from casino art galleries--including Steve Wynn's private collection and a branch of the famed Guggenheim Museum--to the underfunded ...

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In the Desert of Desire: Las Vegas and the Culture of Spectacle
2007, University of Nevada Press

ISBN-13: 9780874177275

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In the Desert of Desire: Las Vegas and the Culture of Spectacle
2005, University of Nevada Press

ISBN-13: 9780874175639

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