Author: William R. Smith, Scott J. Tilden, Lynne Lavelle
Publisher: W. W. Norton
A lavishly photographed survey of MGM Resorts International's CityCenter offers insight into the convergence of its star architects, major interior design firms and landscape artists to document the mega-project's concurrent construction and accompanying infrastructure.
Author: Melody Carlson
Mix six teenaged girls and one â60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home. Add boys and dating, a little high-school angst, and throw in a Kate Spade bag or two ... and youâve got The Carter House Girls, Melody Carlsonâs new chick lit series for young adults!In a whirlwind, DJ accepts âlonelyâ Taylorâs invitation to join her momâs tour in Las Vegas during Christmas break. DJ soon discovers that the unsupervised Taylor is focused on one thing onlyâpartying with a capital âP.â Sheâs invited Eliza, too, and DJ is quickly overwhelmed by the behavior of the wild duo. Desperate, she calls on Casey for help and prays for a miracle to help Taylor before she self-destructs.
Author: Jackie Von Tobel
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
The Design Directory of Bedding is the must-have resource for designers, workroom professionals, and do-it-yourselfers. Concise, straight-to-the-point lists, definitions, and descriptions of design fundamentals and components provide a comprehensive education on bedding design. Hundreds of inspirational ideas and patterns Expertly illustrated with 1,000 renderings that can be used repeatedly. Companion CD-ROM includes black-and-white line drawings of the illustrations plus detailed workroom worksheets and service request forms. Jackie Von Tobel is a practicing interior designer with twenty years of experience in high-end residential design. She is a member of the WCAA and is certified by the WFCP and the author of The Design Directory of Window Treatments. Her interior design firm, Plush Home, is located in Las Vegas, Neveda. The complete reference to bed skirts, covers, pillows, headboards, canopies and more.
Author: Otto Riewoldt
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
In recent years there has been a remarkable evolution in the design of hotels, with mainstream hotel chains rejecting characterless functionalism in favour of style-led individualism. This book gathers together over 40 of the best examples of hotel architecture and interiors from around the world, illustrating the impressive diversity of styles and forms. Identifying the latest industry trends, Riewoldt makes plain how both chains and independents have adopted individual design strategies to enhance their brand image in an increasingly global marketplace. It features the work of Michael Graves, Jean Nouvel and Philippe Starck amongst other big names.
Author: Sarah Sper
Recommends restaurants and hotels in the Las Vegas area, offers advice on shopping, sightseeing, gambling, and nightlife, describes day trips, and offers additional information on Reno and Lake Tahoe
Author: Cindy Coleman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Interior Design magazine has assembled some of the most notable voices in the interior design world today under editor-in-chief Cindy Coleman to define contemporary interior design and its practice. Interior Design Practice provides aspiring and practicing professionals a perspective that is as broad as it is deep, encompassing design theory and education, global professional practice, and the experiences of design firms large and small. An overview is provided of the development and growth of the profession, along with an in-depth assessment of the legal and regulatory environment. An extensive section is offered on the work process, ranging from pre-design, programming, and design development to contract administration. Finally, a section on management provides a thorough exploration of issues in marketing, financial management, project management, and managing client relationships. Both comprehensive and timely,Interior Design Practice describes the changes currently occurring in the design profession and industry and suggests new, unique ways of thinking and working that will serve as a catalyst for designers who seek excellence in their profession. List of Contributors, their company, and their location: â Edward Friedrichs, (former President, Gensler) San Francisco â Derrel Parker, Parker Scaggiari,Las Vegas â Cindy Coleman, Chicago â Beth Harmon Vaughan, Gensler, Phoenix â Barry LePatner, LePatner & Associates, LLP, New York â Eva Maddox, Perkins + Will, Chicago â Sharon Turner, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, London â Pamela Anderson Brule, Pamela Anderson Brule Architects, San Jose â Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, San Francisco â Stuart Cohen, Cohen/Hacker Architects, Chicago â David Boeman, Powell + Kleinshmidt, Chicago â Greg Switzer, Robert Sutter, Switzer Architects, New York â Lisabeth Quebe, (Former VP, Perkins + Will) Soldiers Grove, WI â Gary Wheeler, Wheeler Kanik, Richmond, UK â Kathy Rogers, Jacobs Facilities, Arlington, VA Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Author: Justin Henderson
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
- Showcases a wide range of projects, from oversized Las Vegas theme destinations to Native American casinos and on to riverboats, island resorts, and exotic properties in Greece, South Africa, and Turkey - Explores the hybrid art of casino design, which combines architecture and interior design with a large dose of glamorous theatrics - Includes more than 250 dramatic full-color photographs and site plans that bring the drama and excess of entertainment architecture to life
Author: Stefan Al
Publisher: MIT Press
The transformations of the Strip -- from the fake Wild West to neon signs twenty stories high to "starchitecture" -- and how they mirror America itself.
Author: Roger Yee
Publisher: Visual Reference Publications
Travelers and diners are happily discovering that good design is upgrading all levels of service. Upscale customers can enjoy new hotels with luxurious beds and bed linens, bathrooms that rival spas, and sleek public areas where the young and powerful want to meet. Additionally they feature new restaurants where the decor is as refined as the menu, fine wines and cheese are showcased, and private dining rooms resemble small jewels. Mid-priced and value-oriented customers can likewise expect new hotels with beautiful, coordinated guestroom furnishings, lively public areas providing more than rainy day refuge, and imaginative recreation and entertainment venues. New restaurants make open kitchens entertaining, use sophisticated lighting and color and incorporate local touches to personalize national chains. Hotel & Restaurant Design is arranged for easy and frequent use by hospitality industry leaders and their architects and interior designers. All projects are indexed for quick reference to aid professionals serving the dynamic hospitality industry. With color photography and concise text to describe each installation, it's the next best thing to being there.
Author: Judith Nies
Publisher: Nation Books
An epic struggle over land, water, and power is erupting in the American West and the halls of Washington, DC. It began when a 4,000-square-mile area of Arizona desert called Black Mesa was divided between the Hopi and Navajo tribes. To the outside world, it was a land struggle between two fractious Indian tribes; to political insiders and energy corporations, it was a divide-and-conquer play for the 21 billion tons of coal beneath Black Mesa. Today, that coal powers cheap electricity for Los Angeles, a new water aqueduct into Phoenix, and the neon dazzle of Las Vegas. Journalist and historian Judith Nies has been tracking this story for nearly four decades. She follows the money and tells us the true story of wealth and water, mendacity, and corruption at the highest levels of business and government. Amid the backdrop of the breathtaking desert landscape, Unreal City shows five cultures collidingâHopi, Navajo, global energy corporations, Mormons, and US government agenciesâresulting in a battle over resources and the future of the West. Las Vegas may attract 39 million visitors a year, but the tourists mesmerized by the dancing water fountains at the Bellagio donât ask where the water comes from. They donât see a city with the nationâs highest rates of foreclosure, unemployment, and suicide. They donât see the astonishing drop in the water level of Lake Meadâwhere Sin City gets 90 percent of its water supply. Nies shows how the struggle over Black Mesa lands is an example of a global phenomenon in which giant transnational corporations have the power to separate indigenous people from their energy-rich lands with the help of host governments. Unreal City explores how and why resources have been taken from native lands, what it means in an era of climate change, and why, in this city divorced from nature, the only thing more powerful than money is water.
Author: Bob Sehlinger
The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2018 is indispensable and a tourist's best friend. It is the one guide that explains how Las Vegas works and how to get the most from your visit.
Author: Calum Storrie
The Delirious Museum" is a remarkable, illuminating work, which presents an original view of the idea of the museum in the twenty-first century, re-imagining the possibilities for museums and their displays and re-examining the blurred boundaries between museums and the cities around them. On his quest for the Delirious Museum, Storrie takes a journey that begins in the Louvre and continues through Paris, London, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He encounters on his way the museum architecture of John Soane, Carlo Scarpa and Daniel Libeskind, the exhibitions of El Lissitsky and of Frederick Kiesler, and the work of artists as varied as Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Marcel Broodthaers, Sophie Calle and Mark Dion.
Author: Vu Tran
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
âRichly satisfying work. . . . [Has] a place on the top shelf of literary thrillers.â âGerald Bartell, San Francisco Chronicle Robert, an Oakland cop, still can't let go of Suzy, the enigmatic Vietnamese wife who left him two years ago. Now she's disappeared from her new husband, Sonny, a violent Vietnamese smuggler and gambler who's blackmailing Robert into finding her for him. As he pursues her through the sleek and seamy gambling dens of Las Vegas, shadowed by Sonny's sadistic son, "Junior," and assisted by unexpected and reluctant allies, Robert learns more about his ex-wife than he ever did during their marriage. He finds himself chasing the ghosts of her past, one that reaches back to a refugee camp in Malaysia after the fall of Saigon, as his investigation soon uncovers the existence of an elusive packet of her secret letters to someone she left behind long ago. Although Robert starts illuminating the dark corners of Suzyâs life, the legacy of her sins threatens to immolate them all. Vu Tran has written a thrilling and cinematic work of sophisticated suspense and haunting lyricism, set in motion by characters who can neither trust each other nor trust themselves. This remarkable debut is a noir page-turner resonant with the lasting reverberations of lives lost and lives remade a generation ago.