Books We Love: "The Air World"
On this most awful week for flying (especially to snowbound Europe), what better way to remind ourselves that air travel used to be something special and lovely, than browsing through one of our favorite books on the subject.
The gorgeous publication The Air World: Design and Architecture for Air Travel takes us back to the glory days, with a sumptuous celebration of all that was once great about taking a flight in an airplane. There are essays on the history of air cabin design, uniform fashion, the graphics of air travel posters and the oft-overlooked role that aviation played in inspiring art, architecture and design today. There are also 400+ illustrations.
Best of all? At 10" long each side, and an inch thick, it fits in your carry-on. From Velocityartanddesign.com