The History of the Land Yacht

Author: Bryan Burkhart,David Hunt

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811824712

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 305

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.

Airstream Living

Author: Bruce Littlefield

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061151645

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 9588

The versatility of the sleek metallic gems of Airstream has captured the imagination of a new generation. Paris Hilton used one to tour the country in The Simple Life. Designer Ralph Lauren owns four. Airstream Living explores these vehicles' many uses, from vacation travel to permanent residence, from home office to pool house, from on-set accommodation for movie stars to businesses such as diners and stores. In its pages, profiles of real-life owners reveal how they use their trailers to enhance their lifestyle, and vacationers will find advice on how to get the most out of Airstreams. Inspirational photographs accompany advice on decorating interiors in styles that range from the simple to opulent: retro chic, Ralph Lauren's Adirondack and Western themes, a seaside look for coastal touring, and much more. Practical advice covers everything from buying your first Airstream to care and cleaning tips to solutions for storage. A directory provides a thorough listing of suppliers and websites. For anyone who owns an Airstream or is thinking about purchasing one, this book is a must-read for living life to the fullest aboard a land yacht.


America's World Traveler

Author: Patrick Foster

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760349991

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 3299

"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."--

Airstream Land Yacht

Author: Ken Babstock

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 0887847404

Category: Poetry

Page: 110

View: 1064

A love song to the worldless parts of the world, Airstream Land Yacht explores the inexpressible. Partly grounded in the concrete of everday experience and partly floating away in the ineffable, these poems delve into questions of conscience and problems of consciousness. Generating music from paradox, they treat the intellect as equal parts junk heap and life preserver, making for a spellbinding collection that charts a bold new direction for an acclaimed poet.


The Silver RV

Author: Tara Cox

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0747814058

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 64

View: 8406

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.

Airstream Memories

Author: John Brunkowski,Michael Closen

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764341632

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 128

View: 3370

The legendary Airstream travel trailer, with its unmistakable shiny aluminum airplane fuselage design, has been the world's most recognized RV for over 80 years—also making Airstream the oldest and longest operating producer of RVs. This book is the first-ever to tell the remarkable Airstream success story through the unique medium of collectibles and memorabilia. The book contains some 370 pictures (both color and black-and-white) of more than 425 separate pieces of Airstream memorabilia from the authors' collection, including an amazing group of 285 postcards. Many items shown are quite scarce, and some are truly rare. The book begins with a foreword by Rich Luhr, the Editor and Publisher of Airstream Life magazine. Topics covered include Airstream history, advertising, rallies, international connections, look-a-likes, art, and humor. The unique approach taken here makes this book both an invaluable stand alone resource for information and a source of good old-fashioned entertainment. This book is also a price guide that provides an estimated value for every piece of memorabilia displayed.


Author: Bryan Burkhart

Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers

ISBN: 1586851322

Category: Architecture

Page: 159

View: 8773

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.


Author: Patricia Young

Publisher: Biblioasis

ISBN: 1926845641

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2962

A woman who cannot leave her house loses everything, her only companion a garrulous radio talk show host; a house fire sets into motion the end of a marriage; a teenage girl cannot extract herself from a doomed relationship with a heroin addict. Innocence, and the loss thereof, are handled with humour, compassion, and heartbreaking honesty.

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: 868

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.

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: 5022

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.

Living the Airstream Life

Author: Karen Flett

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062440837

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

View: 9318

Illustrated with rare and exclusive images from the official company archives, an authoritative and entertaining guide to the wildly popular, beautifully designed luxury recreational vehicle that has become a cultural icon, embodying the American spirit of freedom and adventure—and the ideal in mobile living. With its distinctive silver-bullet shaped profile, the Airstream has been an integral part of the American recreational landscape for more than eighty-five years. Since the 1930s, thousands of Americans have used it as a personal canvas to paint their own unique story as they’ve traveled the road of life, and today, these stunning, nostalgia-laden vehicles are more popular than ever. In Living the Airstream Life, Karen Flett tells the unique story of the designers who have transformed the brand into a mainstay of American life and the dreamers who have found their home, and their heart, in an Airstream. Living the Airstream Life is a tour along the diverse roads aficionados have taken in chasing their Airstream dreams. Stunning color photographs featuring new and vintage versions and compelling stories capture the allure of the Airstream and offer advice and insight on the practicalities of adopting this lifestyle. With spectacular photography and compelling stories, Living the Airstream Life offers inspiration for those actively pursing the dream of life on the road—whether for permanent living or as a temporary escape from the daily grind—and everyone who wants to live vicariously through those who dare.

A History of Weapons

Crossbows, Caltrops, Catapults & Lots of Other Things that Can Seriously Mess You Up

Author: John O'Bryan

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452110549

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 5215

Presents a look at weapons throughout history while relaying information about each item's history, uses, and damage potential, in a work that ranges in coverage from man's first weapons to nineteenth-century American weapons.


Airstream at 75

Author: Russ Banham

Publisher: Airstream

ISBN: 9780615138077

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 4844

Founded by Wally Byam in the 1930s, Airstream became America's premier manufacturer of travel trailers, instantly recognizable by their distinctive design and signature use of aluminum and rivets. WANDERLUST, produced by Airstream to commemorate its 75th anniversary, reveals the fascinating history and highlights of the company from its early days to the present and includes details of the famous Airstream caravans around the world as well as reminiscences from caravaners today. Rare photographs and ephemera from the Airstream archives provide a visual complement to the book's engaging text. Also featured are sections on the trailer's role in film and media, relevance in American culture and lifestyle, and a section on the company today. The Airstream is the camper travelers dream of well before their purchase and its endurance in the market is matched by the fact that 65% of the trailers ever made are still on the road.

Restoring a Dream

My Journey Restoring a Vintage Airstream

Author: Tim Shephard

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781480280571

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 298

View: 4765

The author, producer and host of the Vintage Airstream Podcast, recounts his experience selecting, obtaining and fully restoring a 1960 Airstream trailer--a replacement for his 1971 Airstream--as well as a collection of his podcast listeners' restoration-, conservation-, and maintenance-related questions and Shephard's answers.

Van Halen

A Visual History: 1978 - 1984

Author: Neil Zlozower

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452116911

Category: Music

Page: 260

View: 3865

From their eponymous 1978 debut through their colossal 1984 album (they've sold over 75 million albums worldwide), Van Halen rewrote all the rules. Nobody rockedor partiedharder. Photographer Neil Zlozower first met the band in 1978, worked with them again on Van Halen II, and soon became their friend, hanging out in L.A. and hitting the road on tour with them. Van Halen collects more than 250 backstage, candid, and full rock-out photos of the all-powerful, spandexed, high-kicking, guitar blazing, stadium-shaking, original Van Halen lineup. Accompanying Zlozower's amazing photos are an introduction about his wild ride with VH, a foreword by David Lee Roth, and testimony from the rock pantheon paying homage to the band, including members of Led Zeppelin, Guns N' Roses, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, KISS, Motley Cre, and more. Turn it up!

In Progress

See Inside a Lettering Artist's Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector

Author: Jessica Hische

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452146683

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 4286

This show-all romp through design-world darling Jessica Hische's sketchbook reveals the creative and technical process behind making award-winning hand lettering. See everything, from Hische's rough sketches to her polished finals for major clients such as Wes Anderson, NPR, and Starbucks. The result is a well of inspiration and brass tacks information for designers who want to sketch distinctive letterforms and hone their skills. With more than 250 images of her penciled sketches, this highly visual ebook is an essential—and entirely enjoyable—resource for those who practice or simply appreciate the art of hand lettering.

Russian Warships in the Age of Sail 1696 - 1860

Design, Construction, Careers and Fates

Author: Eduard Sozaev,John Tredea

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612519695

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 5189

Peter the Great created the Russian navy from nothing, but it soon surpassed Sweden as the Baltic naval power, while in the Black Sea it became an essential tool in driving back the Ottoman Turks from Europe. During the 18th century it was the third largest navy in the world yet its history, and especially its ships, are virtually unrecorded in the West. The first comprehensive study in English, it is illustrated with plans, paintings, and prints rarely seen outside Russia.


Custom Interiors

Author: David Winick

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764335396

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 144

View: 8844

Few shapes rolling down the highway are as instantly recognizable as silver Airstream trailer homes. With over 200 sparkling color images and engaging text, this book presents David Winick's adventure re-creating custom-built Airstream home trailers that date from1948 to 2007, including his 75th Anniversary Bambi trailer. The challenge of making functional and beautiful small living spaces helped drive the restoration work. Learn the process, beginning with empty shells and ending with rolling Airstream art. This book will enlighten the growing legion of Airstream aficionados, architects and designers with a passion for small space living, and all who have ever camped or admired an Airstream.

Farmall Letter Series Tractors

Author: Guy Fay,Andy Kraushaar

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760304389

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 6216

Restoration is one thing. Correct restoration is quite another! This extensively researched, beautifully illustrated book describes in detail the correct paint and decals for your Letter Series or McCormick-Deering tractor. Filled with factory drawings indicating decal placement, instructions for factory paint and finish of individual parts, and more for the Farmall A, B, C, H, M, and Cub; the McCormick-Deering -4, -6, and -9; and the Super Series and -TA tractors.