Trailer Travel: A Visual History of Mobile America

Trailer Travel: A Visual History of Mobile America

by Phil Noyes, Bryan Burkhart, Allison Arieff
     
 

Trailer Travel showcases the rich visual history of America∆s enduring fascination with life on the road. Beautifully reproduced color and black-and-white images culled from public archives and the private collections of passionate trailerites vividly document the travel trailer∆s storied past.

This engaging volume offers a look at motor-camping

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Overview

Trailer Travel showcases the rich visual history of America∆s enduring fascination with life on the road. Beautifully reproduced color and black-and-white images culled from public archives and the private collections of passionate trailerites vividly document the travel trailer∆s storied past.

This engaging volume offers a look at motor-camping trips in the early 1900s, the unparalleled innovations in trailer design during the thirties, rare and unique trailer models and interiors, and an extensive array of bold and graphic promotional material, literature, and postcards that illustrate the undeniable attraction of living on wheels. Trailer Travel is the perfect book for the fan of the open road and the fervent collector of trailer ephemera.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586851576
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
07/11/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Read an Excerpt

Motor camping emerged not long after the automobile was introduced. This new form of leisure received no small amoun of attention given the fact that some early proponents included Henry Ford, Thomas Alva Edison, Harvey Firestone, and President Warren G. Harding--who not only camped but did so together as a group. Thanks in large part to the affordability of the automobile, a larger public would soon follow suit. By 1921, an estimated 20,000 people had driven across the country, and in the following year, the New York Times predicted that 5 million out of 10.8 million cars on the road would be used for camping.

Meet the Author

Documentary filmaker Phil Noyes is a producer of the popular PBS series California's Gold. He has completed a documentary about the history of the RV in America that will air beginning in spring 2002.

BRYAN BURKHART is the designer and co-author of Airstream: The History of the Land Yacht and Trailer Travel: A Visual History of Mobile America. As creative director of his own firm, Modernhouse, he has designed books for Taschen, Chronicle Books, and Gibbs-Smith Publishers. Arieff and Burkhart live in San Francisco.

Allison Arieff is a writer, senior editor of the architecture magazine dwell, and co-author of Trailer Travel. She is also the editor of several books on art and culture, including Airstream: A History of the Land Yacht and Hatch Show Print: The History of a Great American Poster Shop. She lives in San Francisco

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