The Golden Age Of Railway Posters

Editor: Batsford
ISBN: 9781849942782
Size: 19,54 MB
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Few sights can reawaken memories of happy holidays of yesteryear as vividly as the superb railway posters that were so much a part of the great age of mass rail travel. Between the 1930s and 1950s – regarded by many as the heyday of advertising graphic art – a huge range of posters appeared, bearing slogans proclaiming the attractions of such resorts as 'Weston-super-Mare – in Smiling Somerset', and presenting a colourful picture of Britain at its best. Through images as diverse as bustling cities, scenes of rural tranquility and majestic mountain landscapes they offer an escapist paradise, where appealingly uncrowded beaches basking in permanent sunshine are just a train journey away. This beautiful collection includes over 80 vintage posters from the 30s, 40s and 50s, with individual poster captions describing the artists and locations depicted. Michael Pailin recaptures the spirit of the great days of railway holidays and train excursions in his entertaining introduction – an era that is both within living memory and yet part of a bygone age.

Railway Posters

Author: Lorna Frost
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782001069
Size: 20,53 MB
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Railway posters have huge appeal for the modern audience, but just what explains this continuing interest? Enduring images of iconic locomotives, bathing beauties and characters such as Sunny South Sam are testament to the creativity of the railway company marketing departments and the posters tell us not only about railway history and technology, architectural and engineering accomplishments, but also about the cultural and social significance of the railways. The influence of the railway industry on our cities and coastlines, and on the development of leisure time and holiday resorts, can be seen in the recurring images of ramblers, bathers and idyllic tourist destinations. This book explores the changing styles and functions of the railway poster from the early pre-grouping days through to the inter-war 'golden age' and nationalised British Railways.

Poetics Of The Poster

Author: David H. T. Scott
Editor: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 1846314860
Size: 10,40 MB
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The unique collaborative relationship between text and image has allowed the once-humble poster to evolve distinctive strategies of persuasion that have transformed modern advertising. Closely related to contemporary developments in the visual arts—in particular Futurism and Art Deco—these advances also reflect the contemporary confluence between art and graphic design. Focusing on the innovative visual equivalents of conventional textual ways of communicating meaning—metaphor, metonymy, and rebus—Poetics of the Poster looks at how modern-day signage—from airline logos to tourism advertisements to boxing match announcements—wields maximum persuasive power over viewers.

The Times Golden Years Of Rail Travel

Author: Julian Holland
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008382999
Size: 14,28 MB
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Celebrate the heyday of passenger rail travel around Britain with this beautiful Times railway book. The perfect gift for any railway enthusiasts this Christmas. • This e-book is best viewed on Kindle Fire in landscape view to optimise your experience.

Travel Tourism And Art

Author: Tijana Rakić
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317006437
Size: 17,19 MB
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Art, in its many forms, has long played an important role in people’s imagination, experience and remembrance of places, cultures and travels as well as in their motivation to travel. Travel and tourism, on the other hand, have also inspired numerous artists and featured in many artworks. The fascinating relationships between travel, tourism and art encompass a wide range of phenomena from historical ’Grand Tours’ during which a number of travellers experienced or produced artwork, to present-day travel inspired by art, artworks produced by contemporary travellers or artworks produced by locals for tourist consumption. Focusing on the representations of ’touristic’ places, locals, travellers and tourists in artworks; the role of travel and tourism in inspiring artists; as well as the role of art and artwork in imagining, experiencing and remembering places and motivating travel and tourism; this edited volume provides a space for an exploration of both historical and contemporary relationships between travel, tourism and art. Bringing together scholars from a wide range of disciplines and fields of study including geography, anthropology, history, philosophy, and urban, cultural, tourism, art and leisure studies, this volume discusses a range of case studies across different art forms and locales.

The Golden Age Of Train Travel

Author: Steve Barry
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747814937
Size: 17,45 MB
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For the century after 1865 all the largest railroad companies had flagship luxury trains, spectacularly appointed steamliners offering unrivaled standards of service and thoughtful amenities including ladies' perfume and carnations for gentlemen. These luxury trains transported well-heeled passengers in grand style across spectacular American landscapes in an atmosphere of privilege and elegance. Including the iconic Super Chief of the Sante Fe Railway and New York Central System's fabled 20th Century Limited, they became legends in their day and for decades after their last runs. This beautifully illustrated book allows readers to experience the exhilarating journeys, the exquisitely designed train cars and the vintage advertisements and posters that together made up the passenger's experience during this golden age of train travel – an age still remembered and celebrated today.

Landscapes Under The Luggage Rack

Author: Greg Norden
Size: 14,96 MB
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Railway Posters 1923 1947

Author: Beverley Cole
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856690140
Size: 19,82 MB
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The National Railway Museum in York has a large and varied collection of railway art and artefacts; this books shows over 200 of the best posters dating from the railways' heyday prior to nationalization. In this period, renowned poster artists of the calibre of Edward McKnight Kauffer, Tom Purvis and Cassandre were commissioned by the railway groups to promote not only their lines but also the most beautiful and appealing cities and towns in their areas for tourists to visit. The railway companies virtually invented the package tour, and promoted it intensively not only in the UK but also in the USA.

Happy As A Sand Boy

Author: Beverley Cole
Editor: Unipub
Size: 12,45 MB
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The rivalry of railway companies and their changing attitudes to advertising from the 1870s to the 1920s is traced. The book illustrates the development of the advertising poster with plates from the National Railway Museum's collection.

Oil Paintings In Public Ownership In North Yorkshire

Author: Andrew Ellis
Editor: Pub Catalogue Foundation
Size: 16,89 MB
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This catalog displays the great wealth of publicly owned oil paintings in the vast county of North Yorkshire. Over 2,700 paintings are reproduced in color from 41 collections. This includes all the oils from the municipal galleries in York, Harrogate and Scarborough together with 483 paintings from the National Railway Museum, almost all of which are in store. The catalogue also reveals for the first time the paintings from the Roebuck collection that was left to Skipton almost 20 years and has been hidden ever since. The Public Catalogue Foundation is a registered charity based in the National Gallery, London, that has been set up to record the nation's entire collection of oil paintings in public ownership and to make this accessible through a series of affordable catalogs. The catalogs are produced on a county-bycounty basis. Catalogs published to date: Cambridgeshire: The Fitzwilliam Museum, East Sussex, Kent, London: The Slade and UCL, North Yorkshire, Suffolk, Surrey,West Sussex and West Yorkshire: Leeds .