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Streamlined: A Metaphor for Progress : The Esthetics of Minimized Drag von Franz Engler, Claude Lichtenstein
Basel: Princeton Architectural Press, 1996. 1996. Softcover. Good. 29,8 x 24 x 2,1 cm. This sophisticated and charming book edited by two Swiss architects surveys the phenomenon of streamlining in transportation design during the first half of the 20th century. It covers ships, trains, planes, and automobiles as well as dirigibles and motor scooters. With its generous illustrations and succinct essays, it reads more like the catalog of a museum exhibition than a straightforward historical text. The photographic material, including a ten-page color portfolio, is especially valuable?chock-full of period detail. Well priced, this book serves sophisticated tastes and will be a fine addition to specialized collections.?Peter S. Kaufman, Boston Architectural Ctr. As a design professional, I thought I was familiar with the streamlined era - wrong! Page after page, I was delighted to discover something new and amazing. You owe it to yourself to get a copy of this book, it's an eye-opening tour filled with fascinating visions. From Library Journal Swiss architects surveys streamlining transportation design ships trains planes automobiles dirigibles motor scooters museum exhibition Boston Architectural design professional Freiräume. Entwerfen als Landschaftsarchitektur Hans Loidl Stefan Bernard This sophisticated and charming book edited by two Swiss architects surveys the phenomenon of streamlining in transportation design during the first half of the 20th century. It covers ships, trains, planes, and automobiles as well as dirigibles and motor scooters. With its generous illustrations and succinct essays, it reads more like the catalog of a museum exhibition than a straightforward historical text. The photographic material, including a ten-page color portfolio, is especially valuable?chock-full of period detail. Well priced, this book serves sophisticated tastes and will be a fine addition to specialized collections.?Peter S. Kaufman, Boston Architectural Ctr. As a design professional, I thought I was familiar with the streamlined era - wrong! Page after page, I was delighted to discover something new and amazing. You owe it to yourself to get a copy of this book, it's an eye-opening tour filled with fascinating visions.
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