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Route 66

Route 66

The Main Street of America

By (author) Kunth Verlag Gmbh & Co Kg (Monaco Books)

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  • A superbly illustrated book of photographs following the iconic Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles
  • Includes a detailed atlas of the route, in addition to practical information
Full Description
Route 66, the first continuous road linking Chicago and Los Angeles, is an iconic American highway that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Originally designed in 1926 to create a speedier connection with the Pacific coast, today Route 66 represents the opposite: deceleration and leisure time. Passing through eight states, drivers see bustling cities like Santa Fe and ghost towns like Calico, natural spectacles such as the Mojave Desert, and the glories of the Grand Canyon. A road trip on Route 66 draws on the nostalgia of the American dream: the freedom to reinvent oneself, the lure of open country, the cult of 'Easy Rider', desert vistas, neon signs, vintage motels, mom-and-pop diners - in short, it is the symbol of a nation that idealises being 'on the road'. This superb collection of photographs highlights forgotten places and outstanding sights along the legendary highway. Contents: Introduction; Illinois and Missouri; Kansas to Texas; New Mexico; Arizona and Nevada; California; atlas.
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Specifications
Publisher
Monaco Books
ISBN
9783955047573
Published
29th May 2019
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World
Size
295 mm x 231 mm
Pages
264 Pages
Illustrations
600 color
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