Index
Adorno, Theodor W., 13, 15
advertising, advertisements, 45, 80, 74, 97, 190,
215, 229, 232, 250, 287n22; of Downtown
Project, 270, 272; of shows and exhibits, 84,
184, 254
agency, de Certeau and, 12–13
air conditioning, 187, 195, 215, 218, 315. See also
climate control
Aladdin, 2, 118–19, 264, 295, 315
alcohol, alcoholic beverages, 8, 26, 47, 294, 319;
free, 60, 98, 345; ubiquity of, 114, 130, 184
America and American Dream, 10, 20, 267;
patriotism and, 2. See also United States
animals, 121, 237, 240
anthropology, ethnography, 7, 8, 67–68
Apple: iPads, 275, 304; iPhones, 275, 284; obso-
lescence and, 310; stores, 304
aquariums, 187, 203, 215
architecture, 13, 51–52, 71, 176, 188, 193, 201,
245, 258, 297. See also façade; hotel-casinos
Aria, 185; art in, 147, 230, 250; Deuce Lounge,
149; Gold Lounge at, 139, 142
Arizona, 120, 132
aroma, 199–200; branding of, 195, 197. See also
smell
art, 134, 158; in hotel-casinos, 135, 144–47,
149, 151, 229–30, 250; in Las Vegas, 144–53;
Native American, 330–31, 334, 336
artificiality, 27; artificial plants and, 218, 220,
223, 224–26, 229
Art of Richard MacDonald Presented by Cirque
du
Soleil®,
The, 144, 146
Art of the Motorcycle, The, 145
Asia, Asians, 162, 175. See also names of Asian
countries
authenticity, 44, 47, 142, 280; souvenirs and,
330, 331, 334
avant-garde, 135
Bally’s, 62, 104, 130
Bally Technology, iTable of, 73–74, 107n1
Barbie, 15, 67, 149, 278, 334
Barthes, Roland, 12, 310, 318
Baudrillard, Jean, 12, 61, 177
Beatles, 137, 139, 142
Bellagio, 93, 110, 193, 197, 245, 257, 298, 315; art
in, 86, 135, 144–45, 146, 151, 158–59n7, 199,
229; belltower of, 121, 190; blackjack at, 341,
345; buffet at, 177; Cirque du Soleil’s O at,
126, 130, 137, 144, 184–85; Conservatory and
Botanical Gardens at, 223–24; employees of,
226; façade of, 176; fountains at, 2, 54, 114–
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