Spectacular Illumination

Spectacular Illumination

Neon Los Angeles, 1925–1965

by Tom Zimmerman with J. Eric Lynxwiler

Spectacular Illumination: Neon Los Angeles, 1925–1965 is a spectacular collection of vintage photography that showcases the glowing neon heritage of the City of Angels. More than 200 images fill its pages. L.A. has long been recognized as the most vibrant city in America, and part of its radiance comes from streets lined with neon signs during the Golden Age of neon from 1925 to 1965. Photographer and historian Tom Zimmerman shows images that depict, in both color and in black-and-white, what Raymond Chandler, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and countless other writers have tried to put into words.

Spectacular Illumination tells a story of a city that has glowed, now glows, and, thanks to institutions such as the Museum of Neon Art, will glow forever.

  • 192 pages
  • full color throughout
  • 200+ images
  • 9w"x9h"
  • paperbound; ISBN 978-1-62640-026-9; $35.00
$35.00 USD