Fly Now!: The Poster Collection of the Smithsonian National Air and Space (Paperback)Joanne Gernstein London (author)
Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 20/05/2008
- Publisher out of stock
The posters-most of them never before published-feature barnstormers, gliders, and flying boats; the earliest passenger flights, the first luxury-liners, mail carriers, jets, and much more. Spanning a century and a half, they combine the popular art and the commerce of their eras, with both explored in the entertaining, informative text by a longstanding National Air and Space Museum curator. From 19th-century circus impresarios offering rides in gaudy hot-air balloons to the sleek 21st-century airliners, they offer a fascinating illustrated history of flight as it evolved from an exotic realm inhabited only by visionaries and daredevils into our modern world of speedy jets and frequent flyers-no longer extraordinary, perhaps, but still echoing with the exhilarating thrill and glamorous excitement captured here.
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 671 g
Dimensions: 249 x 207 x 14 mm
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