Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-318) and index..
Before the car -- Producing a landscape of signs -- A nation on wheels -- The culture of mobility -- Producing mobile audiences and corridors of consumption -- The aesthetics of speed and the powers of "picturization" -- Modern art and advertising -- Distributing traffic and trade: decentralization and the birth of the strip -- Visualizing distribution -- The consolidation and growth of national advertising -- Traffic and trade: "buying power in motion" -- An architecture of mobility -- The strip -- "The billboard war": scenic sisters and the business of highway beautification -- "The billboard war" -- When separate spheres collide -- The pastoral view -- "Billboard barons" -- Zoning and the road to federal legislation -- Losers and winners -- Conclusion: the road ahead.
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