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Art Deco Airports

Dream Designs of the 1920s & 1930s

by Terry Moyle

Format:Hardback with jacket
Page Extent:272 pages
Book Size:230 X 190 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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Art Deco Airports looks at the design and role of the airports of the 1920s and 1930s; the world’s first airports. With comprehensive illustration by international aviation artist Rosie Louise and text by author Terry Moyle, the book looks at the relationship between airports and aviation and Art Deco. These first airports were not only concerned with commercial air transport but were an important social venue. Millions of spectators flocked to airports each year and helped define aviation’s ‘Golden Age’. The architects of these airports celebrated the achievement of flight in designs that were regional as well as modern and functional. The lives of these early airport buildings were often brief as demand for larger facilities meant demolishment or replacement. Art Deco Airports recreates this period with detailed and atmospheric depictions of the buildings, aircraft and fashions to create a beautiful and essential aviation book. With profiles on 33 different airports in Great Britain, Europe and the United States, Art Deco Airports provides both the specialist and the armchair passenger with a window on an exotic lost world.

About the Author

Terry Moyle

Terry Moyle is a professional artist, author and poet. His titles with New Holland Publishing are Art Deco Airports looking at the relationship between aviation and Art Deco design in the 1920s and 1930s and Art Deco New Zealand: An Illustrated Guide. Terry collaborates with artist Rosie Louise as Contour Creative Studio. He resides in the Kaipara town of Kaiwaka, New Zealand. Terry was born in Matamata and has an MA (Hons) in English literature from the University of Waikato.

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