GRAND TOUR: The Golden Age of TravelSABINE ARQUE & MARC WALTER Book Number: 91535 Product format: Hardback
Return to a bygone age with this EXRTA LARGE volume of vintage travel ephemera from 1869 to 1939. With posters, tickets, menus, turn-of-the-century photochromes, and quotes from literary travellers such as Jules Verne or F. Scott Fitzgerald, this book recalls such classic trips as the Orient Express, the Grand Tour, and the Trans-Siberian Railway. Bedecked with ephemera and precious turn-of-the-century photochroms, it follows six classic tours favoured by Western adventurers in the pre-war era, including such famous traveller-writers as Charles Dickens, Jules Verne, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mark Twain, and Goethe. From the Grand Tour of Europe, a traditional rite of passage for young English aristocrats, to the Far East, barely touched by Western influence, to the famous Trans-Siberian Railway, we follow each journey through its itinerant stops and various modes of transport: trains, boats, cars, planes, horses, donkeys, and camels. With pages brimming with archival travel posters, guides, tickets, leaflets, brochures, menus, and luggage stickers, the book evokes all the romance, elegance, not to mention the sheer sense of novelty, that enthralled these golden-age passengers. Through decadent new cities, or wild, rugged terrains, this is your passport to a long-lost epoch of adventure and wide-eyed wonder at the world. Graphic designer, photographer, and collector Marc Walter (1949-2018) specialized in vintage travel photographs, particularly photochromes, of which he held one of the world?s largest collections. Superb colour illus. 25 x 34cm, 3.48 kg, 616 pages. Text in English, French and German.
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