LAKESIDE: AN AMERICAN ICON.

LakesideAmericanIcon[Book: Laura Russell – 2012 – 19x19cm – 36 Pages – Many colour photos]. Lakeside Amusement Park (Denver, Colorado) was billed by ambitious investors in 1908 as the “Coney Island of the West.” This photographic book explores the timeless architecture, graphics and neon signage of this once-glorious, world-famous theme park. Visitors today are surrounded by Art Deco buildings bathed in neon, the original, but tired 1908 carousel, and abandoned rides that are skeletons of their former glory. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair.