Times Square Style: Graphics from the Golden Age of Broadway

Times Square Style: Graphics from the Golden Age of Broadway

by Steven Heller, Vicki Gold Levi


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Before there was Vegas, and long before there was "reality television," there was Times Square. For a century, it has stood as the blazing Crossroads of the World; the sometimes magical, sometimes tawdry, but always spectacular epicenter of American commercial culture.
Times Square Style is a visual compendium of the energy and dazzle and glamour that made the Great White Way the most famous — and notorious — place in America's most famous — and notorious — city. From Ziegfeld's Follies and George White's Scandals to titanic signs with screaming type — Drink Pepsi! Smoke Camels! Good to the Last Drop! — to burlesques with dancing girls in short, short skirts, this book brings to colorful life a trove of arcane, lost, and otherwise forgotten promotions, signs, flyers, programs, posters, records, napkins, advertisements, billboards, and other works of ephemera large and small.
Times Square Style is published on the centennial anniversary of this defining American place, with more than 200 color images and 25 vintage black-and-white prints.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568984902
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 8.12(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Steven Heller is the art director of the New York Times Book Review. He is the author of over ninety books on graphic design, popular art, and satiric art. He lives in New York City.

Vicki Gold Levi is a historical picture editor, photography curator, and author who has worked for Esquire, Mirabella, and New Woman. Co-founder of the Atlantic City Historical Museum, she lives in New York City.

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