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.
The History of the Land Yacht
Author: Bryan Burkhart,David Hunt
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Category: Technology & Engineering
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.
A Visual History of Mobile America
Author: Bryan Burkhart,Phil Noyes,Allison Arieff
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
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.
The Silver RV
Author: Tara Cox
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
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.
Author: Robert Kronenburg,Filiz Klassen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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.
The Making of Light Modernity
Author: Mimi Sheller
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Business & Economics
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: Bryan Burkhart
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
"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."--
America's World Traveler
Author: Patrick Foster
Publisher: Motorbooks International
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.
Researching and Composing with Multiple Genres, Media, Disciplines, and Cultures
Author: Robert L. Davis,Mark F Shadle
Publisher: SIU Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Multi-volume major reference work bringing together histories of companies that are a leading influence in a particular industry or geographic location. For students, job candidates, business executives, historians and investors.
Author: Tina Grant
Publisher: St James Press
Category: Business & Economics
Author: Joseph Barry Mason,Hazel F. Ezell
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
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.
Author: Ken Babstock
Publisher: House of Anansi
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.
A Celebration of the Classic American Travel Trailer
Author: Arrol Gellner,Douglas Keister
Publisher: Viking Adult
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.
Author: Phil Noyes
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Category: Sports & Recreation
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