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20th Century Travel

Product Number: 439279

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Over the course of the twentieth century, travel experienced an unprecedented boom. As ocean liners broke speed records, aerodynamic trains roared down tracks, and stylish boat-plane clippers evolved into jumbo jets, travel transformed from a cushioned journey of the elite into a convenient pastime for the general public.

With nearly 400 vintage print advertisements from the Jim Heimann Collection, 20th Century Travel documents the exponential expansion of American tourism, through the domestic and global, exclusive and popular, exotic and standardised adventure. With a decade-by-decade analysis and an illustrative timeline, rediscover the thrilling energy of this new age of mobility in which Americans climbed aboard locomotives or ships, jets or Greyhound buses to explore distant lands, or to see whole new sides to their own country.

20th Century Travel features:
  • Hardcover, 464 pages.
  • Written by Allison Silver.
  • Edited by Jim Heimann.
  • Multilingual edition – written in English, German and French.
  • Explores the evolution in travel throughout the 20th century.
  • Chapters are sorted by decade.
  • Filled with vintage advertisement prints.
  • Begins with an introduction penned by Silver.
  • Index, bibliography and credits at the back of the book.
  • Comes with a ribbon bookmark.
  • Includes a dust jacket.
  • Published by Taschen.

Dimensions: 16cm (l) x 20.3cm (h) x 4.4cm (w).


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