Airstream

The History of the Land Yacht

Author: Bryan Burkhart,David Hunt

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811824712

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

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Sleek and shiny, Airstream trailers have been turning heads on the highways since they first started caravanning across America in the 1930s. These "aluminum skinned, gleaming silver bullets" are currently enjoying a revival in popularity. Praised for their clean lines and timeless aesthetic, movie stars and design buffs are snapping up these vintage beauties. Airstreamequal parts travelogue, cultural history, and biography of Wally Byam, Airstream's charismatic inventorcelebrates the trailer's enduring appeal as an icon of simple, aerodynamic living. A dazzling array of images tell the story of how Byam, the father of modern trailer travel, created less a product than an entire culture. From the Eiffel Tower to the pyramids of Giza, from the Acropolis to the Golden Gate Bridge, Airstream caravans continue to travel to the far reaches of the earth. Amazing photographs from the Airstream archives document this metallic nomad's significant place in the history of design, from its streamlined origins to its current vogue. Airstream has always been synonymous with the freedom of the open road. Today the dream lives on.

Trailer Travel

A Visual History of Mobile America

Author: Bryan Burkhart,Phil Noyes,Allison Arieff

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1586851578

Category: Photography

Page: 157

View: 6159

With linen postcards of trailer camps and auto courts, campy family photos, and ads dating back to the 1920s, "Trailer Travel" is the perfect complement to a new TV documentary on the colorful history of America's fascination with life on the road. 150 photos in color and b&w.

Airstream

The Silver RV

Author: Tara Cox

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0747814058

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 64

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The Airstream is an eye-catching vintage classic. First appearing on American highways in the early 1930s, these sleek aluminum icons were compact, cozy spaces that could be hitched to the family car and taken out on the open road – and nearly a century later their timeless design has lost none of its appeal, with the Airstream enjoying renewed popularity among celebrities, event planners and young travelers who appreciate its air of nostalgia and distinctively American blend of functionalism and beauty. Born in the California backyard of inventor Wally Byam and partly inspired by the work of Hawley Bowlus, the famed chief builder of The Spirit of St. Louis, the Airstream's modernist aesthetic has remained relatively unchanged in eight decades, and its industrial durability has earned a reputation without equal, with more than 65% of all Airstreams still on the road today. The book features the complete history of the Airstream, tips, cool facts, quotes and fabulous photographs-a fitting tribute to a true American legend.

Transportable Environments 3

Author: Robert Kronenburg,Filiz Klassen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415343770

Category: Architecture

Page: 228

View: 6341

The latest volume in this popular series of books which explores the theoretical basis for temporary and transportable structures where permanence is either not possible or desirable. The book provides insight into the wide range of uses of these structures, the varied forms they take and the concerns and ideas for future development, focusing on portability, adaptability, sustainability of the built environment, and technical innovations. A wide range of designed solutions identify and define contemporary directions in design theory and practice. With international examples throughout, this book will be of interest and value to all those involved in the areas of building design, building component manufacture and urban design.

Aluminum Dreams

The Making of Light Modernity

Author: Mimi Sheller

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262026821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

View: 3689

How aluminum enabled a high-speed, gravity-defying American modernity even as other parts of the world paid the price in environmental damage and political turmoil.

Prefab

Author: Bryan Burkhart

Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers

ISBN: 1586851322

Category: Architecture

Page: 159

View: 2938

Prefab takes a look at prefabricated housing's fascinating history and imagines its promising future by presenting a group of innovative homes and concepts from over 30 contemporary architects and designers including Shigeru Ban, Thomas Sandell, David Hertz, Greg Lynn, and KFN.

Airstream

America's World Traveler

Author: Patrick Foster

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760349991

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 9484

"Airstream: 80 Years of America's World Traveler is a comprehensive history of the Airstream company, fully illustrated and informed with the assistance of the Airstream company."--

Teaching Multiwriting

Researching and Composing with Multiple Genres, Media, Disciplines, and Cultures

Author: Robert L. Davis,Mark F Shadle

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809387654

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 6308

Formulaic ways to train students in composition and rhetoric are no longer effective, say authors Robert L. Davis and Mark F. Shadle. Scholar-teachers must instead reinvent the field from the inside. Teaching Multiwriting: Researching and Composing with Multiple Genres, Media, Disciplines, and Cultures presents just such a reinvention with multiwriting, an alternative, open approach to composition. Seeking to open the minds of both writers and readers to new understandings, the authors argue for the supplanting of the outdated research paper assignment with research projects that use multiple forms to explore questions that cannot be fully answered. This innovative volume, geared to composition teachers at all levels, includes sixteen helpful illustrations and provides classroom exercises and projects for each chapter.

Airstream Land Yacht

Author: Ken Babstock

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 9780887847400

Category: Poetry

Page: 110

View: 2505

In his brilliant third collection, award-winning and critically-acclaimed poet Ken Babstock finds momentary stays against our gathering darknesses in the irrepressible, acrobatic, free play of the mind. Poems of conscience collide with the problems of consciousness, the concrete and the conceptual find equal footing, and formal beauty mixes with imagistic brinksmanship as the speaker attempts to leave our "homes half-sheathed Tyvek" and "drift into the pain of our neighbours." Like Babstock's earlier work, Airstream Land Yacht testifies to the harrowing beauty of everyday experience ("a leather recliner star /gazing on the free /side of a yard fence," "shopping /carts growing a fur of frost," a grounded kite "nose down in the crowberries and fir") while introducing an expansiveness of inquiry with linguistic bravado and a quiet grace. The clutch of love poems contained here are key to unlocking the larger collection -- itself a love song to the wordless world.

Mein wunderbares Bücherboot

Author: Sarah Henshaw

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3959101902

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 1611

Ein Buch ist gewiss nicht Die Lösung für alles – aber für vieles Die Engländerin Sarah Henshaw liebt Bücher – und träumt davon, einen kleinen, feinen Buchladen zu eröffnen. Als sie dem altehrwürdigen Kanalboot Joseph begegnet, setzt sie ihren Plan kurzerhand in die Tat um und eröffnet »The Book Barge«, ein schwimmendes Bücherparadies. Doch sie ahnt nicht, welchen Schwierigkeiten sie begegnen wird: Die zahlreichen Schleusen auf Englands Kanälen sind da noch das kleinste Problem. Viel schwerer wiegt, dass die Kundschaft zwar kommt, aber meist nur eine Tasse Tee mit der sympathischen Buchhändlerin trinkt, anstatt tatsächlich ein Buch zu kaufen. Ihre Lieblingsbücher helfen der entschlossenen jungen Frau dabei, den Mut nicht zu verlieren – und um ihren großen Traum zu kämpfen. »Das ist womöglich der allercoolste Buchladen überhaupt!« The Guardian »Es gibt wohl kaum eine andere Branche, in der es deutlicher zu spüren ist, dass die Leute, die hier arbeiten, lieben, was sie tun.« Torsten Woywod

Ready to Roll

A Celebration of the Classic American Travel Trailer

Author: Arrol Gellner,Douglas Keister

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: 9780670030552

Category: Art

Page: 145

View: 8111

A tribute to the retro style and history of the American trailer traces its evolution from the utilitarian covered wagon to the depression-era "Hammer Blows," noting the contributions of such factors as Lucy and Desi Arnaz's Long, Long Trailer trip, Bing Crosby's Blue Skies Trailer Village, and the Tin Can Tourists group. 12,000 first printing.

Trailerama

Author: Phil Noyes

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423621425

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 2176

With 800 images, including sheet music, greeting cards, and board games, this book shows how the travel trailer figured prominently in twentieth-century American pop culture.

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Category: American literature

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