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The Resource Art of the airport tower, Carolyn Russo ; introduction by F. Robert van der Linden ; foreword by National Air Traffic Controllers Association ; captions by Caroline Ausel and Ramsey Gorchev

Art of the airport tower, Carolyn Russo ; introduction by F. Robert van der Linden ; foreword by National Air Traffic Controllers Association ; captions by Caroline Ausel and Ramsey Gorchev

Label
Art of the airport tower
Title
Art of the airport tower
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Russo ; introduction by F. Robert van der Linden ; foreword by National Air Traffic Controllers Association ; captions by Caroline Ausel and Ramsey Gorchev
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Art of the Airport Tower is a photographic journey to airports in the U.S. and around the world. This book, the companion volume to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum exhibition of the same name, explores 78 historic and contemporary airport towers through more than 100 fine art photographs by Carolyn Russo. Russo's photography makes these ordinary structures extraordinary: more than mere aviation artifacts, they are monumental abstractions, symbols of cultural expression, and testimonies of technological change. The first impression travelers have when they reach a new city or country may well be the tower; as such, it is often an embodiment of important symbols and values. For example, at the Stockholm-Arlanda Airport in Sweden, two lookout points perch like birds at the top of the control tower in reference to two protective ravens from Nordic mythology. The Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in China features wavy structures designed to look like scrolls of silk delicately sheltering passengers below. Russo's striking photographs capture these features, and informative captions describe their architectural, cultural, and technological significance. An introduction by Smithsonian commercial aviation expert F. Robert van der Linden tells the history of airport towers to contextualize Russo's work. Art of the Airport Tower is a stunning book that brings a heightened awareness to the architectural beauty and historical significance of these structures"--
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DLC
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Russo, Carolyn
Dewey number
725/.39
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL725.3.C64
LC item number
R87 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Airport control towers
  • Architectural photography
Label
Art of the airport tower, Carolyn Russo ; introduction by F. Robert van der Linden ; foreword by National Air Traffic Controllers Association ; captions by Caroline Ausel and Ramsey Gorchev
Link
9781588345080.jpg
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contemporary towers -- Historical towers
Control code
ocn903284462
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781588345080
Lccn
2015013395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)903284462
Label
Art of the airport tower, Carolyn Russo ; introduction by F. Robert van der Linden ; foreword by National Air Traffic Controllers Association ; captions by Caroline Ausel and Ramsey Gorchev
Link
9781588345080.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contemporary towers -- Historical towers
Control code
ocn903284462
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781588345080
Lccn
2015013395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)903284462

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