Travel Italia: The Golden
Age of Italian Travel Posters
is a must-have gift for anyone interested in Italy or in the art and
design of the poster. Organized by region, it features Italy’s foremost
tourist destinations by drawing on an unparalleled collection of over
150 vintage posters and paintings from 1920 through 1960 commissioned by
the Italian National Tourism Agency.
Hardcover. 160 pages.
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David Bownes and Oliver Green
The book celebrates a
century of outstanding graphic design commissioned by the Underground, London
Transport, and its present-day successor, Transport for London. It is richly
illustrated with examples of posters from all periods, and will be an invaluable
reference book and visual resource for all those with an interest in
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Posters of the Canadian
Marc H. Choko
A treasury of three hundred of the
finest posters published by the company. They were displayed in Canadian
Pacific offices and independent travel agencies worldwide from the 1880s
until the 1970s. These posters enticed millions to visit and even settle
in Canada. The posters span the years 1883-1973
with special focus on the Art Deco style posters of the 1920s and '30s.
They focus on travel and leisure -- activities on ski slopes, golf
courses, beaches, and luxury resorts. Other posters feature Canadian
Pacific ocean liners in exotic locations around the globe such as the
West Indies, Rio, Hawaii and the Orient. Hardcover. 240 pages.
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The Art of Skiing:
Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Winter Sport
Jenny De Gex
This book is a must-have gift for anyone
interested in skiing or in the art of the poster. Organized by country,
it features the world's foremost winter sport by drawing on an
unparalleled collection of 800 vintage posters and paintings. Amassed by
Mason Beekley over a lifetime dedicated to the celebration of all things
skiing, the collection is now housed at the Mammoth Ski Museum in
California and open to the public. Hardcover. 160 pages.
Published in 2006.
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||Travel by Train: The American Railroad Poster, 1870
- 1950 by Michael E. Zega and John E. Gruber
beautifully illustrated history of the American railroad poster focuses on the artists,
the reailroad companies and the advertising agencies that produced these enticing works.
Finally, there is a quality railway volume that focuses its attention on the American rail
and travel posters. Hardcover. 142 pages. 164 illustrations.
A MUST for the railroad poster enthusiast!
Published in 2002. $23.80. Order it through Amazon.com
||The Art of the Airways
tri-motors, and DC-3s are featured decked-out in the liveries of their owners and
presented in stunning color artworks created by such famed artists as Norman Rockwell,
Calder, and other popular painters. Nostalgic poster art contained within tells the
history of yesteryear's airways through its free-spirited and colorful advertising.
Hardcover. 179 pages. 12.4 x 10.8 in.
Published in 2002. $26.73. Order it through Amazon.com
||Classic Railroad Advertising by Tad
The Golden Age of passenger trains is
relived in this massive collection of original railroad advertisements. The excitement of
train travel comes to life in ads featuring scenic panoramas, well-dressed passengers
lounging in dining cars and coaches, and the latest and largest of locomotives pulling
streamlined cars. The authors personal collection takes readers from 1917 through
the present, featuring famous American and Canadian trains - the California Zephyr, the
Broadway Limited, 20th Century Limited, the Empire Builder and many more.
Hardcover. 224 pages. 11 x 8.5 in.
Published in 2001. From $6. Order it
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||B907. The Smithsonian Book of Flight by
Walter J. Boyne
Tribute to 8 decades of aircraft and the men and
women who designed, built and flew them. The book chronicles the rapid evolution of
aviation technology from the first balloons to the Concorde. Many color and black and
white illustrations, incl. some poster illustrations. Published in 1987.
used copy, very good condition.
Hardcover. 288 pages. 14 x
10 in. $22.
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||Railway Posters by Beverley Cole &
A book simply stuffed with the most
striking British railway posters would have been sufficient, but the authors have placed
the works of art in their appropriate historical and cultural context, and added to a
poster lover's knowledge with interesting asides on artists and their subjects. The
biggest criticism: the volume should have been twice as long! Paperback. 160 pages. 265
Published in 2000. From $20. Order it
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||All Aboard: Images from the Golden Age of Rail
Travel by Lynn Johnson, Michael O'Leary
in 1999. 132 pages. $12. Order it used through Amazon.com.
||B124. Looping the Loop: Posters of Flight
by Henry Serrano and Willis M. Allen
This book captures the
passion of flight in poster art spanning from early aviation though World War II. 102
full-page color illustrations and accompanying texts provide an a great overview of the
beauty and achievements of aviation. Hardcover. 160 pages. 13 x 10 in. $40.
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||Bon Voyage: Travel Posters of the Edwardian Era
by Julia Wigg.
Published in 1996. $15. Order
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||Railroad Timetables, Travel Brochures &
Posters: A History and Guide for Collectors by B. Lomazzi.
Published in 1995. $47. Order it
used through Amazon.com.