Pan Am History, Design & Identity

In Hand-crafted Collector's Case; Premium Edition

Author: M. C. Huhne

Publisher: Callisto Publishers Gmbh

ISBN: 9783981655056

Category:

Page: 384

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Pan Am: History, Design & Identity is a captivating story of an airline company that refused to consider anything impossible and single-handedly revolutionized air travel despite innumerable technical, political and organizational obstacles. From modest beginnings in the late 1920 s, Pan am developed into the world s best known airline company and served as an ambassador of American values and leadership. No other company has had a comparable influence on the airline industry, continually finding solutions for problems considered insolvable by others. Pan Am s rapid rise was accompanied by highly effective publicity campaigns which featured some of the best design and advertising in the industry. This book takes the reader on a journey into the elite world of early air travel and into the jet age when a plane ticket became affordable for the general public and mass tourism took off. The blue globe symbol, developed in the mid 1950 s, gained fame around the world. An icon and legend, it has remained in our collective visual memory down to the present day. The author explores the astonishing complexity of the company and its founder, Juan Trippe. A less known fact is that Pan Am for more than a decade built and operated the largest airline in China. Moreover, it founded Intercontinental Hotels, which today has become the world s largest hotel group. As a preeminent pioneer of global hotel operations, the company boasted an intricate and highly remarkable architectural and graphic design concept. Numerous images in this book have never been published. Great care was taken not only in developing a spell-binding visual storyline to complement the text, but also in reproducing and digitally restoring all images as accurately as possible. The book is a tribute to one of the most important companies of the 20th century and to its visionary founder. In the Premium Edition, additional care was devoted to reproduce all images true to the originals: in many instances specials Pantone colors, including gold and silver, were used to go beyond the already extremely high quality criteria of the books Standard Edition."

Pan Am History, Design & Identity

Author: Matthias C. Hhne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783981655063

Category:

Page: 384

View: 7644

Pan Am: History, Design & Identity is a captivating story of an airline company that refused to consider anything impossible and single-handedly revolutionized air travel despite innumerable technical, political and organizational obstacles. From modest beginnings in the late 1920 s, Pan am developed into the world s best known airline company and served as an ambassador of American values and leadership. No other company has had a comparable influence on the airline industry, continually finding solutions for problems considered insolvable by others. Pan Am s rapid rise was accompanied by highly effective publicity campaigns which featured some of the best design and advertising in the industry. This book takes the reader on a journey into the elite world of early air travel and into the jet age when a plane ticket became affordable for the general public and mass tourism took off. The blue globe symbol, developed in the mid 1950 s, gained fame around the world. An icon and legend, it has remained in our collective visual memory down to the present day. Numerous images in this book have never been published. Great care was taken not only in developing a spell-binding visual storyline to complement the text, but also in reproducing and digitally restoring all images as accurately as possible. The book is a tribute to one of the most important companies of the 20th century and to its visionary founder.rican Airways"

Airline Visual Identity 1945-1975

Author: M. C. Hühne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783981655018

Category:

Page: 384

View: 8857

The Standard Edition of the successful and elaborate Premium Edition of Airline Visual Identity 1945-1975 (2014) contains all of the information and almost all of the images, but in a leaner format and at a more affordable price. The book carefully curates the work of prestigious designers and advertising icons, taking the reader back in time to witness the glamourous days of the airline industry. It reproduces the best examples of commercial art from the period to give the reader a museum-like experience. A series of well researched case studies for each of the thirteen airline corporations accompanies the amazing commercial artwork, providing unique insight into the design and advertising methods of an era when airlines were considered the most esteemed business sector and quality was the main criterion for selecting a flight. Conceived by some of the best creative minds of the time, such as Ivan Chermayeff, Otl Aicher, Massimo Vignelli, Academy Award winner Saul Bass, or advertising titan May Wells Lawrence, the designs found in the book illustrate the shift from traditional methods of corporate design and advertising to comprehensive modern identity branding programs, a development which is characteristic of the 1960 s."

Identify

Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismar

Author: Tom Geismar,Sagi Haviv,Ivan Chermayeff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440320470

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 5696

The NBC peacock. Chase Bank's blue octagon. Mobil Oil's arresting red O. PBS's poetic silhouettes of "Everyman." Chermayeff & Geismar's visual identities are instantly recognizable by countless millions around the world (one identity--the official logo for the U.S. Bicentennial--even sits on Mars) and set the standard for what a successful trademark is. In Identify, celebrated designers Tom Geismar and Ivan Chermayeff, and partner, rising star Sagi Haviv (called a "logo prodigy" by The New Yorker) open up their studio for the first time in the firm's 55-year history and reveal the creative process that lead to the firm's iconic visual identities, from the oldest (Chase Bank and Mobil Oil in the 1960s) to the more recent (Armani Exchange and the Library of Congress in the 2000s). The team demonstrates how their approach to design has remained unaltered by cultural and technological change and is in fact more successful than ever in today's online and digital applications, due to the powerful simplicity that is the hallmark of the firm's work. A showcase of some of the world's most famous and enduring trademarks, an account of how they came to be, and an unprecented insider's peek into a legendary branding and graphic design firm. Identify: Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismar unveils the thinking and the process behind identity design that works.

The Asian American Movement

Author: William Wei

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1439903743

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 9470

The first history and analysis of the Asian American Movement.

Fasten Your Seat Belts!

History and Heroism in the Pan Am Cabin

Author: valerie lester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615700861

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 948

The Pan Am Building and the Shattering of the Modernist Dream

Author: Meredith L. Clausen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262033244

Category: Architecture

Page: 477

View: 4228

How a building and the reaction to it signaled the end of an era; the transformation of architectural practice in the context of New York City culture and politics.

The Shock of History: Religion, Memory, Identity

Author: Dominique Venner

Publisher: Arktos

ISBN: 1910524441

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 539

The shock of history: we live it, neither knowing or comprehending it. France, Europe, and the world have entered into a new era of thought, attitudes, and powers. This shock of history makes clear the fact that there is no such thing as an insurmountable destiny. The time will come for Europe to awaken, to respond to the challenges of immigration, toxic ideologies, the perils of globalism, and the confusion that assails her. But under what conditions? That is the question to which this book responds. Conceived in the form of a lively and dynamic interview with a historian who, after taking part in history himself, never ceased to study and reflect upon it. In this text, the first of his major works to appear in English, Dominique Venner recounts the great movements of European history, the origin of its thought, and its tragedies. He proposes new paths and offers powerful examples to ward off decadence, and to understand the history in which we are immersed and in which we lead our lives.

Pan Am's First Lady

The Diary of Betty Stettinius Trippe

Author: Betty Stettinius Trippe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 322

View: 7586

Paladwr Press is privileged to be able to republish the Diary of Betty Stettinius Trippe--as it was so named when it was published privately fourteen years ago. It is a revealing & intimate account by the wife of the man who created Pan American Airways, arguably the only airline in history which, during its greatest years, completely dominated the world's airways. This is a vivid chronology of how Juan Trippe fashioned a global network, starting with a 90-mile route; it is also a portrait of two people: an industry leader & his wife, companion & confidante. It is a charming account, involving contact with presidents & prime ministers, countless industry leaders, even an emperor & the Pope. Above all, it is an important piece of airline history.

Asian American Politics

Author: Andrew Aoki,Okiyoshi Takeda

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745634478

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

View: 4691

An introduction to the study of Asian American participation in US politics. It covers historical and cultural context, political behaviour and attitudes, interest groups and parties, elected officials, and public policies that have an important impact on Asian Americans.

Lines Drawn Upon the Water

First Nations and the Great Lakes Borders and Borderlands

Author: Karl S. Hele

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554580048

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 4123

Proceedings of a conference held at University of Western Ontario, London, Ont., Feb. 11-12, 2005.

Food in the Air and Space

The Surprising History of Food and Drink in the Skies

Author: Richard Foss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144222729X

Category: Cooking

Page: 248

View: 7820

This book explores the history of food in flight from hydrogen balloons to the space station: what was served, how and why; the problems with heating, cooling, and serving technology; logistics; overcoming cultural barriers; and the effect of altitude on our senses of taste and smell.

"I'm Not Gonna Die in This Damn Place"

Manliness, Identity, and Survival of the Mexican American Vietnam Prisoners of War

Author: Juan David Coronado

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 1628953217

Category: History

Page: 162

View: 5688

By the time of the Vietnam War era, the “Mexican American Generation” had made tremendous progress both socially and politically. However, the number of Mexican Americans in comparison to the number of white prisoners of war (POWs) illustrated the significant discrimination and inequality the Chicano population faced in both military and civilian landscapes. Chicanos were disproportionately “grunts” (infantry), who were more likely to be killed when captured, while pilots and officers were more likely to be both white and held as POWs for negotiating purposes. A fascinating look at the Vietnam War era from a Chicano perspective, “I’m Not Gonna Die in this Damn Place”: Manliness, Identity, and Survival of the Mexican American Vietnam Prisoners of War gives voice to the Mexican American POWs. The stories of these men and their families provide insights to the Chicano Vietnam War experience, while also adding tremendously to the American POW story. This book is an important read for academics and military enthusiasts alike.

Pan Am

An Aviation Legend

Author: Barnaby Conrad, III

Publisher: Council Oaks Distribution

ISBN: 9781571783196

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 4269

After Pan American's First commercial flight, from Key West to Havana, in 1927, airline visionary and company founder Juan Trippe teamed up with heroic aviator Charles Lindbergh to pioneer routes into the Caribbean and South America. Enlisting early aircraft builders Sikorsky, Martin, and Boeing, Pan Am developed planes that finally conquered the vast Pacific and Atlantic oceans, breaking down the boundaries that separated peoples and cultures. During its first 40 years the company was responsible for virtually every innovation in commercial aviation, from safety and performance features in its aircraft to jet travel at affordable fares. Along the way, Pan Am attracted endorsements from celebrities, the mistrust of Presidents and the envy of competitors. iPan Am: An Aviation Legend recounts the great friendship between Trippe and Lindberg, the secret wartime mission Franklin Roosevelt made aboard a Pan Am Clipper, and the courageous acts of pilots such as Ed Musick, who bravely flew across Pacific Ocean in 1935. With its logo on everything from tiny single-engine planes to the magnificent 747, Pan-American changed the way Americans saw the world and the way the world viewed America. Although Pan American World Airways ceased flying in 1991, its photographic history stirs the imagination of the air traveler just as images of the Orient Express, the Titanic and the Concorde intrigue railroad, ocean?liner and aviation buffs. With more than 250 illustrations and vivid text, author Barnaby Conrad III honors not only Pan American's golden era of the 30s and 40s, but also depicts its iconic style of the 50s and 60s jet age in an unforgettable manner. Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seat belts as this book takes you aboard the greatest airline of the 20th century. Filled with stunning photographs and artifacts, this book evokes the golden age of air travel, when boarding a Pan Am Clipper bound for Pago Pago or Macao meant an adventurous journey in unprecedented style. ?Someday,” wrote Claire Booth Luce in 1941, ?a clipper flight will be remembered as the most romantic voyage in history.”

Art Deco Airports

Author: Terry Moyle,Rosie Louise

Publisher: New Holland Publishing Australia Pty Limited

ISBN: 9781742577821

Category:

Page: 304

View: 1338

Art Deco Airports looks at the first airports of the world, specifically Airports of the 1920's and early 1930's. The book is illustrated in full color, with line drawings and photographs. With the 100 years of Commercial aviation occurring in 2019, Art Deco Airports marks that important anniversary. Focusing on airports in Great Britain, Europe, and the United States, all of which were heavily influenced by the art deco architecture of the era. These airport buildings were subject to enormous change as air transport became more popular and as aircraft technology meant entirely upgraded facilities. Many of these buildings were only in existence for sometimes 12 months before being either demolished or refurbished. Some of these fascinating buildings are also still in existence, albeit in a dilapidated state. The combination of these exotic and iconic buildings, fashion and associated aircrafts has never been captured in art before and will present an exciting and appealing aesthetic reminiscent of the art deco posters of that era. It is truly a lost world. A great gift for travel lovers and history buffs. -- Terry Moyle

Living in Spanglish

The Search for Latino Identity in America

Author: Ed Morales

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429978231

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 8913

Chicano. Cubano. Pachuco. Nuyorican. Puerto Rican. Boricua. Quisqueya. Tejano. To be Latino in the United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries has meant to fierce identification with roots, with forbears, with the language, art and food your people came here with. America is a patchwork of Hispanic sensibilities-from Puerto Rican nationalists in New York to more newly arrived Mexicans in the Rio Grande valley-that has so far resisted homogenization while managing to absorb much of the mainstream culture. Living in Spanglish delves deep into the individual's response to Latino stereotypes and suggests that their ability to hold on to their heritage, while at the same time working to create a culture that is entirely new, is a key component of America's future. In this book, Morales pins down a hugely diverse community-of Dominicans, Mexicans, Colombians, Cubans, Salvadorans and Puerto Ricans--that he insists has more common interests to bring it together than traditions to divide it. He calls this sensibility Spanglish, one that is inherently multicultural, and proposes that Spanglish "describes a feeling, an attitude that is quintessentially American. It is a culture with one foot in the medieval and the other in the next century." In Living in Spanglish , Ed Morales paints a portrait of America as it is now, both embracing and unsure how to face an onslaught of Latino influence. His book is the story of groups of Hispanic immigrants struggling to move beyond identity politics into a postmodern melting pot.

Jet Set

The People, the Planes, the Glamour, and the Romance in Aviation's Glory Years

Author: William Stadiem

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345536975

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 8492

In October 1958, Pan American World Airways began making regularly scheduled flights between New York and Paris, courtesy of its newly minted wonder jet, the Boeing 707. Almost overnight, the moneyed celebrities of the era made Europe their playground. At the same time, the dream of international travel came true for thousands of ordinary Americans who longed to emulate the “jet set” lifestyle. Bestselling author and Vanity Fair contributor William Stadiem brings that Jet Age dream to life again in the first-ever book about the glamorous decade when Americans took to the skies in massive numbers as never before, with the rich and famous elbowing their way to the front of the line. Dishy anecdotes and finely rendered character sketches re-create the world of luxurious airplanes, exclusive destinations, and beautiful, wealthy trendsetters who turned transatlantic travel into an inalienable right. It was the age of Camelot and “Come Fly with Me,” Grace Kelly at the Prince’s Palace in Monaco, and Mary Quant miniskirts on the streets of Swinging London. Men still wore hats, stewardesses showed plenty of leg, and the beach at Saint-Tropez was just a seven-hour flight away. Jet Set reads like a who’s who of the fabulous and well connected, from the swashbuckling “skycoons” who launched the jet fleet to the playboys, moguls, and financiers who kept it flying. Among the bold-face names on the passenger manifest: Juan Trippe, the Yale-educated WASP with the Spanish-sounding name who parlayed his fraternity contacts into a tiny airmail route that became the world’s largest airline, Pan Am; couturier to the stars Oleg Cassini, the Kennedy administration’s “Secretary of Style,” and his social climbing brother Igor, who became the most powerful gossip columnist in America—then lost it all in one of the juiciest scandals of the century; Temple Fielding, the high-rolling high priest of travel guides, and his budget-conscious rival Arthur Frommer; Conrad Hilton, the New Mexico cowboy who built the most powerful luxury hotel chain on earth; and Mary Wells Lawrence, the queen bee of Madison Avenue whose suggestive ads for Braniff and other airlines brought sex appeal to the skies. Like a superfueled episode of Mad Men, Jet Set evokes a time long gone but still vibrant in American memory. This is a rollicking, sexy romp through the ring-a-ding glory years of air travel, when escape was the ultimate aphrodisiac and the smiles were as wide as the aisles. Praise for Jet Set “Aeronautics history, high times from the 1950s and ’60s, incredibly versatile name-dropping (from Mrs. John Jacob Astor to Christine Keeler of the Profumo scandal) and Sinatra’s ‘Come Fly With Me’ as a kind of theme song [all] connected to the glamorous days of air travel.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “What a book William Stadium has written. . . . The Kennedys, the Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, and early financiers like Eddie Gilbert are dealt with in depth. . . . I lived intimately through it all in the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s and I am yet to find a mistake in author Stadiem’s amazing book. Order it now. All the players are here.”—Liz Smith, syndicated columnist “William Stadiem sexes up the glory days of aviation in Jet Set. Fly me!”—Vanity Fair “William Stadiem’s Jet Set takes you where no modern airliner can: to a time . . . when the means of travel was as exotic as the destination, and sometimes more so.”—Town & Country From the Hardcover edition.

In Search of an Inca

Identity and Utopia in the Andes

Author: Alberto Flores Galindo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521591341

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 3759

This book examines how people in the Andean region have invoked the Incas to question and rethink colonialism and injustice.

Designing Pan-America

U.S. Architectural Visions for the Western Hemisphere

Author: Robert Alexander González

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292723253

Category: Architecture

Page: 258

View: 7750

"This is a significant contribution to the field of critical `orientalist' studies as applied to architecture. . . . This text breaks new scholarly ground by examining a topic that has never been proposed before: the construction of an ideological landscape involving Pan-Americanism." STEPHEN FOX, Fellow of the Anchorage Foundation of Texas and Adjunct Lecturer in Architecture, University of Houston and Rice University --

The Fortunes

Author: Peter Ho Davies

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544263782

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3631

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for literature that confronts racism and examines diversity Winner of the 2017 Chautauqua Prize A New York Times Notable Book “[A] complex, beautiful novel . . . Stunning.”—NPR, Best Books of 2016 “Davies [is] a master storyteller.”—Entertainment Weekly “Intense and dreamlike . . . filled with quiet resonances across time.”—The New Yorker Sly, funny, intelligent, and artfully structured, The Fortunes recasts American history through the lives of Chinese Americans and reimagines the multigenerational novel through the fractures of immigrant family experience. Inhabiting four lives—a railroad baron’s valet who unwittingly ignites an explosion in Chinese labor; Hollywood’s first Chinese movie star; a hate-crime victim whose death mobilizes the Asian American community; and a biracial writer visiting China for an adoption—this novel captures and capsizes over a century of our history, showing that even as family bonds are denied and broken, a community can survive—as much through love as blood. “A prophetic work, with passages of surpassing beauty.”—Joyce Carol Oates, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award citation “A poignant, cascading four-part novel . . . Outstanding.”—David Mitchell, Guardian “The most honest, unflinching, cathartically biting novel I’ve read about the Chinese American experience.”—Celeste Ng