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What's New in Special Collections

Book. Art. Object. by Peter Michel

By Su Kim Chung on November 15, 2018 5:01 PM | Permalink

Curator Peter Michel reflects on the collection of Artists' Books held in UNLV Special Collections and Archives. Photography by Aaron Mayes, Curator of Visual Materials

Collection highlight: John Levy Lighting Productions Records and the Roman temple by Jimmy Chang

By Su Kim Chung on November 5, 2018 2:38 PM | Permalink


 Roman interpretation of classical Greek architecture, or Las Vegas’ interpretation of a Roman interpretation of classical Greek architecture?
Image Credit:Caesars Palace cabana artist’s rendering, John Levy Lighting Productions, Inc. Records, 1992-2017. MS-00832. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

In 2016 John Levy, founder of John Levy Lighting Productions, Inc. donated to UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives his company’s records, which feature architectural lighting design drawings from concept to completion, demonstrating the expressiveness and technological possibilities of light in Las Vegas, Nevada. His earliest project in Las Vegas was Caesars Palace, the famous Forum Shops sky scape ceiling which through innovative lighting design mimics the changing light of the Roman sky.