For more than a century, amusement
parks from Brooklyn's Coney Island to Disneyland in Anaheim and
today's "chain parks" like Six Flags have been among the most
popular destinations for countless Americans in search of fun and
thrills. This marvellous photographic retrospective distils more
than 100 years of the sights, sounds, smells and vertigo-inducing
thrills associated with the American amusement park.
Nostalgic archival photography from
private collections, period print advertisements and exclusive
modern colour photographs illustrate the stories behind thrill
rides, arcades, architecture, park food, pavilion entertainment, fun
houses, tunnels of love and much more. Special focus is given to the
roller coaster, while sidebars highlight specific parks and rides
whose influence on the development of amusement parks in general is
Condition: Book in fine condition,
with very good dustjacket.