Sin City/Sim City - Las Vegas as Art
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This paper discusses how Las Vegas has been an object of scholarly fascination at least since the early 1970's. Then, a study discussed how the city was a postmodern assault on modernist architecture and urban design. The paper explores Las Vegas as the world's first truly postmodern city. The hypothesis is that Las Vegas is a city which is emblematic of postmodernity, given its conflation of the real, the fake, and the kitsch within a hypermediated cultural space that is both theatrical and commercial.
From the Paper:"Las Vegas has been an object of scholarly fascination at least since the early 1970s when Venturi, Scott Brown and Izenour published Learning from Las Vegas as a decisive salvo in the postmodern assault on modernist architecture and urban design. Although often superficially derided as a city emblematic of America's crassness, crime and commercialism - the city of dated Rat Pack crooners and Elvis - Las Vegas began attracting the attention of scholars and cultural commentators who recognized in its multi-layered urban form the avatar of urban design's future. In this..."
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