|Author:||Main Author: Survant, Tyler -
|Title:||Water + Gambling = Asphalt
|Digital Record:||St. Louis, Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries
2008, Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries. Data are freely accessible.
St. Louis, T. Survant, 2005.
St. Louis, Washington University, 2005.
Sam Fox Keywords: History
Sam Fox Keywords: Infrastructure
Sam Fox Keywords: Political / social commentary
Sam Fox Keywords: Transportation
Library Keywords: Artists' books
Library Keywords: Gambling on river boats -- Missouri -- Saint Louis
Artist Statement - In St. Louis, water and asphalt share an unusual
connection via gambling. Ironically casino boats—despite their dependency on
collective and cultural memories of an economically vital riverfront and
riverboat gambling of early traders on the Mississippi—currently contribute more
towards a St. Louis of highways and suburban sprawl than toward a city
respectful of its origins at the river’s edge.