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I libri XL hanno un'altezza minima di 34 cm, ad eccezione dei titoli in formato orizzontale.

The Grand Tour. The Golden Age of Travel

80Edizione: Multilingue (Francese, Inglese, Tedesco)Disponibilità: Disponibile
Fai un salto indietro nel tempo con questo volume XL di ephemera di viaggio d'epoca dal 1869 al 1939. Con manifesti, biglietti, menu, fotocromie di fine secolo e citazioni di viaggiatori letterari come Jules Verne o F. Scott Fitzgerald, questo libro rievoca viaggi classici come l'Orient Express, il Grand Tour e la Transiberiana.
Copertina rigida9.8 x 13.4 in.7.67 lb616 pagine
I libri XL hanno un'altezza minima di 34 cm, ad eccezione dei titoli in formato orizzontale.
The Grand Tour. The Golden Age of Travel

The Grand Tour. The Golden Age of Travel


The Grand Tour

Rediscover the golden age of travel

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 traveling the world was a thrilling new possibility for those with the resources, time, imagination, and daring.

This richly illustrated volume charts the travel heyday of 1869 to 1939. Bedecked with ephemera and precious turn-of-the-century photochroms, it follows six classic tours favored by Western adventurers in the prewar era, including such famous traveler-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, to the famous Trans-Siberian Railway, 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, the book evokes all the romance, elegance, not to mention the sheer sense of novelty, that 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.

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


Graphic designer, photographer, and collector Marc Walter (1949–2018) specialized in vintage travel photographs, particularly photochromes, of which he held one of the world’s largest collections. He published numerous books featuring images from his collection as well as his own photographs.

The Grand Tour. The Golden Age of Travel
Copertina rigida25 x 34 cm3.48 kg616 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-8507-1

Edizione: Multilingue (Francese, Inglese, Tedesco)
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4 Valutazioni

Magnifique !!!

Eric B.,11 luglio 2023
Superbe ouvrage regroupant photos, affiches, documents autour de l'an 1900. Le tout en grand format pour un plaisir de détailler chaque photos. Un plaisir dans un ouvrage de grande qualité.

Presque parfait

Andre,27 ottobre 2022
Dommage pas de marque pages sinon très bel ouvrage

A fantastic travel thru time

Pedro,1 febbraio 2022
A fantastic book for afficionados of photography like myself. Also, a fantastic snippet of sometimes long gone places and tours. Can't recomend it enough

Travel back in time!

Alexandre,1 novembre 2021
This is what it was like to travel before low-cost!