Free Shipping
on Reg. Orders $25+ and Pers. Orders $75+ on Reg. Orders $25+ and Personalized Orders $75+ for Personalized Orders $75+ and Regular Orders $25+

See the USA

The Art of the American Travel Brochure

By John Margolies,and Eric Baker

8-3/4 x 8 in; 132 pp;
Over 200 color and B/W images
Paperback
November 1999
ISBN 9780811822725
ISBN10 0811822729

SKU# 9780811822725

$19.95
This item is not currently available

This item is not currently available

Quick Overview

Liberal, Kansas: "The Pancake Hub of the Universe." Sullivan County, New York: "The lowest death rate of any county in New York State." Rapid City, South Dakota: "The climate is excellent and hog cholera is as yet a stranger." For more than a century, tra...
See the USA


Description

See the USA

Liberal, Kansas: "The Pancake Hub of the Universe." Sullivan County, New York: "The lowest death rate of any county in New York State." Rapid City, South Dakota: "The climate is excellent and hog cholera is as yet a stranger." For more than a century, travel brochures have been wooing American "vacationists" with handsome graphics and enticing (and frequently amusing) prose descriptions. See the USA presents more than 200 examples of these delightful documents, drawn from the heyday of American road-tripping. The range of subjects and styles in travel brochure art makes it among the finest work ever produced by American commercial artists, and the descriptions of far-flung destinations are priceless. An entertaining popular culture and design history, See the USA will delight anyone with an interest in the images and words that fueled the patriotic desire to explore the country from coast to coast.

 

More Details

8-3/4 x 8 in; 132 pp;
Over 200 color and B/W images
Paperback
November 1999
ISBN 9780811822725
ISBN10 0811822729
John Margolies is a New York-based photographer and lecturer on American popular culture and design. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books.

Eric Baker is an award-winning designer and author whose previous books include Trademarks of the '20s and '30s (0-87701-360-8) and Trademarks of the '40s and '50s (0-87701-485-X). He lives in New York City.