Art Deco Airports

Dream Designs of the 1920s & 1930s

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By Terry Moyle
Format Hardback
Page Extent 272
Book Size 267 x 241 x 28 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 1/11/2015
Subject Classification Art forms / Decorative arts

Art Deco Airports looks at the design and role of the airports of the 1920s and 1930s; the world’s first airports. With comprehensive illustration by international aviation artist Rosie Louise and text by author Terry Moyle, the book looks at the relationship between airports and aviation and Art Deco. These first airports were not only concerned with commercial air transport but were an important social venue. Millions of spectators flocked to airports each year and helped define aviation’s ‘Golden Age’. The architects of these airports celebrated the achievement of flight in designs that were regional as well as modern and functional. The lives of these early airport buildings were often brief as demand for larger facilities meant demolishment or replacement. Art Deco Airports recreates this period with detailed and atmospheric depictions of the buildings, aircraft and fashions to create a beautiful and essential aviation book. With profiles on 33 different airports in Great Britain, Europe and the United States, Art Deco Airports provides both the specialist and the armchair passenger with a window on an exotic lost world.

Terry Moyle

Terry Moyle and professional artist Rosie Louise live in Kaiwaka, Northland. They are leading exponents of vector illustration. The evocative realism they create is seen in the pair’s successful art prints. Rosie and Terry’s sophisticated vector art also finds its way into the four distinctive books, written by Terry Moyle, for New Holland Publishers.

Terry Moyle’s international book, ‘Art Deco Airports: Dream designs of the 1920s and 1930s’ was hailed as an instant classic. Closer to home, ‘Art Deco New Zealand – an illustrated guide’, was a huge seller for tourists and Kiwi’s alike. His third book, ‘The First - The Walsh Bros. and the Aeroplane Days of Edwardian New Zealand’ completely rewrote the history of NZ’s first aeroplane flights. His latest title, ‘Every home should have one’, is both a gloriously illustrated and told story of home appliances in New Zealand.