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Along Route 66 Hardcover – August 15, 2000


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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; 1St Edition edition (August 15, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806132507
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806132501
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 9.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,535,300 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In contrast, Scott's tour from Chicago to Santa Monica on the fabled Route 66 is a rich history of the minutiae of a string of motels, diners, and gas stations built to serve the streams of tourists and migrants who headed west to the golden climes of California. Concentrating on the basics of who built which buildings in the little roadside towns, now mostly bypassed by the new interstate highways, Scott also provides a large black-and-white photo of each building. Unfortunately, the photos vary widely in quality, and the attempt to provide a complete graphic record dilutes the artistic impact of the book. Both books are well suited to academic architecture collections, while public libraries along the old Route 66 will enjoy Scott's book.DDavid McClelland, Philadelphia
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Quinta Scott received her BA degree from Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut. She is the photographer for two other published books.


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I am the photographer/author of The Mississippi: A Visual Biography (University of Missouri Press, 2010) and of Along Route 66 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2000), the photographer of The Eads Bridge(University of Missouri Press, 1979 and the Missouri Historical Society, 1999)and Route 66: The Highway and Its People(University of Oklahoma Press, 1989).

I have received two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. I exhibit nationally. Numerous corporate and museum collections hold my work.

I blog at quintascott.wordpress.com and at alongroute66.wordpress.com. Visit my websites: quintascott.com, alongroute66.com, MississippiRiverPhotographs.com (under construction), and if you live in the St. Louis Area, twotanktours.com for interesting short trips along the Mississippi and the American Bottom.

I live in Waterloo, Illinois, close to the banks of the Mississippi, not far from the Ozark Hills, and in the midst of Illinois wheat filelds.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Michael L. Ward on July 28, 2000
Format: Hardcover
While in a different vein than her previous book about Route 66 (Route 66: The Highway and Its People) Quinta Scott has successfully captured the feeling and vision of what Route 66 has become to many -- the soul of America. Her black and white photographs, some taken in the early 1980s, some taken in the late 1990s, depict an essence of nostalgia toward "The Mother Road" that is just now being widely realized amongst a cross-section of America. State Route 66 Associations have been working together to preserve and protect this long ribbon of a historic monument, and Quinta Scott's book can aid in those efforts. This is your history, America. Read it, look at it, and remember it!
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By Just me on February 22, 2014
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This book will take you winding through the highway with a great view of old time gas pumps, diners. Very well put together, photos by Quinta Scott brings back nostalgia in the best light. Highly recommend, one of a kind.
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