Motel Vegas | Antiques and the Arts Weekly

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LAS VEGAS, NEV. – Smallworks Press announces the release of Motel Vegas, a new monograph documenting the rise and fall of Las Vegas’ iconic roadside motels by photographer and art historian, Dr Fred Sigman.

Motel Vegas is an ode to a bygone era and a reflection on America’s iconic automobile culture. Motels and auto-courts played a significant role in the development of car culture, especially with the advent of famed Route 66. The “Mother Road,” as it was known, unlocked the West for millions of Americans and intrepid travelers from around the world. Motel Vegas celebrates the praised architectural vernacular that once dominated Las Vegas’ skyline and served as the foundation for today’s mega-resorts.