Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012
New York Neon (W.W. Norton & Company), by Thomas E. Rinaldi
Nothing shouts “City!” like neon signs. Yet even in New York, the old glow is fading under pressure from LEDs and what critics have called the “suburbanization” of the city. Photographer-preservationist Thomas Rinaldi set out to photograph (and save?) the signs before they are extinguished and finds some hopeful indications of neon’s retro chic comeback.