Vacant Eden : roadside treasures of the Sonoran Desert / introduction by Jim Heimann; photography by Abigail Gumbiner & Carol Hayden.

by Gumbiner, AbigailLooking glass; Hayden, CarolLooking glass; Heimann, Jim, 1948-Looking glass.

Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Balcony Press, [1997]Description: 6 pages, 80 pages of plates : chiefly colour illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm.ISBN: 096431195X.Subject(s): Motels -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Pictorial works | Roadside architecture -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Pictorial works | Signs and signboards -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Pictorial works | Vernacular architecture -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Pictorial works
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Humourous and passionate, Vacant Eden captures the cultural mirages left behind by a generation who had a love affair with the road. Focusing on favoured destinations of the 30s, 40s and 50s, such as the Paradise Motor Lodge, Silent Wheels and the Desert Edge, the affectionate photographs and lively text stimulate both nostalgia and imagination.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Jim Heimann is a well-known chronicler of pop culture. His previous works include Hooray for Hollywood!, California Crazy, Close Cover Before Striking, and Car Hops and Curb Service.