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Architectural collages: urban images in Las Vegas hotel/casinos and their production of place

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dc.contributor.advisor Eggener, Keith en_US
dc.contributor.author Kaden, Justin, 1980- en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Nevada -- Las Vegas
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-08T17:48:10Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-08T17:48:10Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2010 Summer en_US
dc.identifier.other KadenJ-071910-T8 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/9280
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 13, 2010). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: Dr. Keith Eggener. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description M.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Art history and archeology. en_US
dc.description.abstract This essay discusses the Las Vegas hotel/casinos The New York New York Las Vegas, The Paris Las Vegas, and The Venetian Las Vegas as producers of place during the 1990's and early 2000's. This is in contrast to the common perception that themed environments are placeless. To examine this contradiction this paper will first discuss place and placelessness as it has been historically defined. Using the concept of place as a unique environment that participates in the historical, cultural, and geographical contexts of its location this paper will show how the hotels themed environments, copied from existent places, can produce their own meanings and become places themselves. Formal analysis will show that each hotel is not placeless due to their production of experience and meaning for their visitors. Through the context of geographer Brian Massumi's examination of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's redefinition of the simulacra as producers of meaning it will become possible to understand the Las Vegas hotel/casinos as producers of place due to the synthesis between the copied forms of their respective cities and the Las Vegas imagery and experiences that causes the hotel/casinos to participate in the context of Las Vegas. In this manner each hotel becomes, respectively, authentic New York Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas, and Venice Las Vegas. en_US
dc.format.extent viii, 111 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2010 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architectural photography en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Themed environments en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Casinos en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hotels en_US
dc.title Architectural collages: urban images in Las Vegas hotel/casinos and their production of place en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Art history and archaeology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.A. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin b80704992
dc.identifier.oclc 681947745 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theses


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