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Grand Tour. The Golden Age Of Travel

The Golden Age of Travel / Das Goldene Zeitalter Des Reisens / L'Age D'Or Du Voyage

Grand Tour. The Golden Age Of Travel - Walter, Marc (EDT)/ Arqué, Sabine - ISBN: 9783836549776
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Bindwijze: Boek, Gebonden
Genre: Fotografie, film, video als kunstvormen
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Beschrijving

Global travel can be a wearying business: mass tourism, overcrowded planes, chaotic airports, heightened security, cookie-cutter hotel chains, well-worn tourist trails. Finding even a sliver of adventure can sometimes feel impossible. But take heart: for all of us with an unfulfilled spirit of wanderlust, The Golden Age of Travel evokes an era when traveling the world was a thrilling new possibility for those with the resources, time, imagination, and daring.

This richly illustrated volume charts the travel heyday of 1869 to 1939. Bedecked with ephemera and precious turn-of-the-century photochromes, it follows six classic tours favored by Western adventurers in the prewar era, including such famous traveler-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.

Details

Titel: Grand Tour. The Golden Age Of Travel
auteur: Walter, Marc (EDT)/ Arqué, Sabine
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Gebonden
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 616
Uitgever: Taschen Gmbh
Plaats van publicatie: DE
NUR: Fotografie, film, video als kunstvormen
Afmetingen: 329 x 466 x 77
Gewicht: 6554 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9783836549776
Intern nummer: 34266183

Biografie (woord)

Sabine Arqué ist Dokumentarin, Bildredakteurin und Autorin. Sie hat an zahlreichen Büchern über Reisethemen, die Geschichte des Tourismus und der Fotografie mitgearbeitet.

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