20th Century Travel by Allison Silver


Over the course of the twentieth century, travel experienced an unprecedented boom. As ocean liners broke speed records, aerodynamic trains roared down tracks, and stylish boat-plane clippers evolved into jumbo jets,travel transformed from a cushioned journey of the elite into a convenient pastime for the general public.

With the mass production of automobiles, invention of airplanes, freeways and motels,America led the wanderlust phenomenon. With nearly400 vintage print advertisementsfrom theJim HeimannCollection, this book documents the exponential expansion of American tourism, through the domestic and global, exclusive and popular, exotic and standardized adventure.

With anintroduction, decade-by-decade analysis,and anillustrated timeline, rediscover the thrilling energy of this new age of mobility in which Americans climbed aboard locomotives or ships, jets or Greyhound buses to explore distant lands, or to see whole new sides to their own country.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR |Allison Silveris a writer and editor based in New York City. A former contributing editor toCulture & Travelmagazine, she was editor ofThe Los Angeles Times Sunday"Opinion" section, an editor ofThe New York Times"Week in Review," and a founding editor ofThe Washington Independent.Jim Heimannis the Executive Editor for TASCHEN America. A cultural anthropologist, historian, and an avid collector, he has authored numerous titles on architecture, pop culture, and the history of Los Angeles and Hollywood.