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Lee Friedlander
Lee Friedlander - 2019-05-21
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Traffic signs, sandwich boards and posters: Friedlander’s portrait of words in the world For more than five decades, Lee Friedlander has repeatedly been drawn to the signs that inscribe the American landscape, from hand-lettered ads to storefront windows to massive billboards. Incorporating these markings with precision and sly humor, Friedlander’s...
Thomas Hawk
One of my favorite Lee Friedlander books, signs:      source
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Los Angeles 1979
Billy Vera - 2016-04-27
VINTAGE NEON: LA 1979In 1979, singer and long time New Yorker Billy Vera relocated to Los Angeles to write songs for Warner Bros Music. After a decade off the charts, his song, "I Really Got The Feeling" had reached number one in a recording by Dolly Parton. "It felt like an omen, like I was back in show business," says Vera today.Hooking up with h...
Thomas Hawk
@mikedkowalczyk Thanks, that is "Vintage Neon" a great book.      source
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Shtetl in the Sun
Andy Sweet's South Beach 1977–1980
Brett Sokol - 2019-02-19
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Forget the jokes about late '70s South Beach being the Yiddish-speaking section of "God's Waiting Room"; yes, upward of 20,000 elderly Jews made up nearly half of its population in those days--all crammed into an area of barely two square miles like a modern-day shtetl. But these New York transplants and Holocaust survivors all still had plenty of ...
Thomas Hawk
If you get a chance watch the documentary about photographer Andy Sweet on Netflix, the Last Resort. His book Shetl in the Sun is also highly recommended.      source
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Out of Season
The Vanishing Architecture of the Wildwoods
Mark Havens - 2016-08-09
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Wildwood, New Jersey: thanks to a combination of economics, geography, and chance, this Jersey Shore vacation spot has, for more than four decades, been home to a wealth of immaculately preserved midcentury motels. These jewels of neon and bright colors remained frozen in time until recently; now, a substantial number have been demolished and many ...
Thomas Hawk
Picked up a used copy of Mark Haven’s book Out of Season which chronicles the motels of Wildwood, NJ today at Walden Pond Books in #Oakland — a great book on one of the great American treasures.      source