Building for Air Travel: Architecture and Design for Commercial Aviation

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Air travel has influenced the architecture and design of our century to a perhaps even greater degree than the automobile. This lavishly illustrated, expertly researched book traces the history of that influence, examining the development of airports around the world, as well as such related building types and topics as aircraft factories, maintenance hangars, notable airplane designs, and airline corporate imagery. Written by experts from Britain, Germany, Holland, and the U.S. - among them a pilot of thirty ...
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Air travel has influenced the architecture and design of our century to a perhaps even greater degree than the automobile. This lavishly illustrated, expertly researched book traces the history of that influence, examining the development of airports around the world, as well as such related building types and topics as aircraft factories, maintenance hangars, notable airplane designs, and airline corporate imagery. Written by experts from Britain, Germany, Holland, and the U.S. - among them a pilot of thirty years' international flying experience - the essays in this volume discuss all these developments, together with the legal and financial role played in them by local and national government. The illustrations throughout the book encompass everything from plans and corporate identity designs to documentary photographs and computer renderings.
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Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by The Art Institute of Chicago and presented there during 1996. Some 350 color and black & white illustrations document not only airports, but also such related building types and topics as aircraft factories, maintenance hangars, notable airplane designs, and airline corporate imagery. Essays by contributors from Britain, Germany, Holland, and the US discuss the social and economic factors related to airport history and development as well as the legal and financial roles of local and national government. Distributed by Te Neues Publishing Co. 9.5x12<"> Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9783791316840
  • Publisher: Prestel Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/1996
  • Edition description: Illustrated
  • Pages: 255
  • Product dimensions: 9.78 (w) x 12.06 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Acknowledgements 9
Introduction 13
From the Hippodrome to the Aerodrome, from the Air Station to the Terminal: European Airports, 1909-1945 27
European Airports, 1945-1995: Typology, Psychology, and Infrastructure 51
"An Airport in Every City": The History of American Airport Design 67
Plates 97
Cities of the Plane: Airports in the Networked City 177
Airport City 195
A Pilot's Perspective on Airport Design 213
Deregulation and Design: The Changing Role of Identity at the Airport 227
Appendix Airports, Aircraft, and Related Items Represented in the Exhibition 242
Photography Credits 250
Contributors 251
Index 252
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