Book: Grand Tour - 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. With pages brimming with archival travel posters, guides, tickets, leaflets, brochures, menus, and luggage stickers, the book evokes all the romance, elegance, and the sheer sense of novelty, that enthralled these golden-age passengers. It follows six classic tours favoured 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. 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.
Authors: Marc Walter & Sabine Arque
Dimensions: 25.5cm x 34.5cm x 5.3cm