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New York Neon works to artfully and poignantly evoke the medium, whilst examining its role in our collective consciousness. . . . [S]eminal . . . (SignLink)

Rinaldi’s book offers a fascinating account of the neon signs’ history, as well as information about how they’re designed and produced. (Untapped Cities)

About the Author

Raised near Poughkeepsie in upstate New York, Thomas E. Rinaldi visited New York City frequently before moving there in 2004. His life-long interest in the city’s built landscape drove him to pursue a career in architecture: he works as a designer for Thornton Tomasetti, a leading engineering and architecture firm. Rinaldi holds degrees in history from Georgetown University and in historic preservation from Columbia University. He is the coauthor, with Robert J. Yasinsac, of Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (November 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393733416
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393733419
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Dennis Bell on January 15, 2013
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I am a big fan of neon anyway and would have enjoyed the book had it only been pictures, but I was very impressed with the included history of neon and illuminated signs in general. Also, each picture includes some detail on the sign in the picture such as who constructed it. Many (though not all) of the pictures are in color. Of course, I don't expect older pictures to be in color. I have several books on neon but this is one of the best. Whether you are a native of NY city or not (I am not), if you are interested in neon, I believe you will enjoy this book. A good value too!
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading Thomas Rinaldi's "NY Neon." Not only were the photographs beautiful to look at, and the prose well-researched and entertaining, seeing all of these old signs together took me back through a journey into my youth and the NYC of yester-year, which, Rinaldi correctly asserts, is vanashing before our eyes. Its so important to take time to remember the past and preserve what we can for the future before our history is lost forever. Bravo to Rinalid on this important work.
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Interesting and informative book looking back to the signage of a bygone era. 'New York Neon' is full of glossy photographs and descriptions of vintage signs before they disappear to be replaced by today's energy efficient LED signs. Thomas Rinaldi traces both the signs and the businesses they represent in a retrospective of New York City's commercial life from the 1920s to the present day. Whether you are in the sign industry or an advocate for preserving the ambiance of New York's heyday, this book will fascinate and surprise you. Mr Rinaldi has included so many side facts with the photographs that you may well find yourself quoting them when conversation about the 'good old day's comes around. New York Neon certainly provides a fine representation of those days.
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