THE GRAND TOUR. THE GOLDEN AGE OF TRAVEL

Marc Walter, Sabine Arqué

THE GRAND TOUR. THE GOLDEN AGE OF TRAVEL
Publisher: TASCHEN
Product Code: 9783836549776
Availability: In Stock
Price: 150.00€
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Wanderlust
Rediscover the golden age of adventure

Global travel can be a wearying business: Mass tourism, overcrowded planes, chaotic airports, heightened security, cookie-cutter hotel chains, well-worn tourist trails. Finding even a sliver of adventure can sometimes feel impossible. But take heart: For all of us with an unfulfilled spirit of wanderlust, The Golden Age of Travel evokes an era when travelling the world was a thrilling new possibility for those with the resources, time, imagination, and daring.
In this richly illustrated book, bedecked with ephemera and archive images, we set out on six global tours favored by Western adventurers in the pre-war era, including such famous traveller-writers as Charles Dickens, Jules Verne, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mark Twain, and Goethe. From the Grand Tour of Europe – a traditional rite-of-passage for young English aristocrats, to the Far East, barely touched by Western influence, we follow each journey through its itinerant stops and various modes of transport: trains, boats, cars, planes, horses, donkeys, and camels.
With pages brimming with archival travel posters, guides, tickets, leaflets, brochures, menus, and luggage stickers, rediscover the elegance, not to mention the sheer sense of novelty, that would have enthralled these golden age passengers. Through decadent new cities, or wild, rugged terrains, this is your passport to a long-lost epoch of adventure and wide-eyed wonder at the world.

The editor:
Graphic designer, photographer and collector Marc Walter specializes in vintage travel photographs, particularly photochroms, of which he has one of the world’s largest collections. He has published numerous books featuring images from his collection as well as his own photographs.

The author:
Sabine Arqué is a documentarian, photo researcher and author. She has collaborated on numerous publications on the themes of travel, the history of tourism and photography.

Book Info
Subject photography
Author Marc Walter, Sabine Arqué
Series XL
Publication date 2017
Cover Hardcover with fold-outs
Dimensions cm 29,0 x 39,5
Pages 624
Language/s English, French, German
Weight 6.6 kg
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