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Ticket to ride- fly- or sail: The golden age of global adventure 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 the mass production of automobiles- invention of airplanes- freeways and motels- America led the wanderlust phenomenon. With nearly400 vintage print advertisementsfrom the Jim Heimann Collection- this book documents the exponential expansion of American tourism- through the domestic and global- exclusive and popular- exotic and standardized adventure.With anintroduction- decade-by-decade analysis- and anillustrated 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. About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable- democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980- the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible- open-minded publishing.Bibliotheca Universalisbrings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art- anthropology- and aphrodisia.Bookworm s delight never bore- always excite! Text in English- French- and German ... Please click here to ask a question
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