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Title The colossus of roads : myth and symbol along the American highway / Karal Ann Marling ; with an album of Minnesota photographs by Liz Harrison and additional photography by Bruce White.
Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1984.

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 Main Stacks  NK805 .M27 1984    AVAILABLE
Description xii, 140 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-126).
Subject Folk art -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Popular culture -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Symbolism in art.
Symbolism in folklore -- United States -- Classification.
Folk art -- Minnesota.
Folk art.
Folk art -- Psychological aspects.
Popular culture -- Psychological aspects.
Symbolism in art.
Symbolism in folklore.
Minnesota.
United States.
Denkmal
Volkskultur
USA
USA.
Folk art Minnesota
Folk art United States Psychological aspects
Popular culture United States Psychological aspects
Symbolism in art United States
Symbolism in folklore United States Classification
Genre Electronic books.
Classification.
Folklore -- United States -- Classification.
Contents Preface -- Tall tales, trademarks, and the Great Gatsby : midwestern space defined -- The hoax, the ad, and the frontier: mythological giants arise to fill the vastness of the American West -- Anxiety, nostalgia, and World's Fairs : colossi mark the borders of a modern America -- Frontiers, highways, and miniature golf : the tourist becomes a roadside colossus -- The great American roadside : tourist sculpture in Minnesota -- Postcards, souvenirs, and come-ons : wayside giants sell the American dream -- Scale, patriotism, and fun : crossing the last frontier of fantasy -- Nick Carraway, Paul Bunyan, and Babe, the Blue Ox : why Gatsby is "great" -- Notes -- Minnesota colossi -- Map -- Index -- Other colossi -- Index -- Photo album.