DIVFew stories in the annals of railroading are as compelling as the construction, evolution, and astounding successes of the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National railways. This sprawling volume combines two of Voyageur Press' most successful Railroad Color History titles into one volume taking in the grand scope of both railroads. Author Tom Murray presents fastidiously researched and concisely presented histories of each railroad, along with more than 300 photographs, including rare archival black-and-white images and modern and period color photography sourced from national archives and private collections./div
Author: Marc H. Choko
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
300 travel posters produced between 1883 and 1973 for one of the great travel companies of the era with a special focus on the Art Deco style posters from the 20s and 30s. The book includes artist profiles and explains the poster techniques used.
Author: Barry Lane
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: Business & Economics
The story of Canadian Pacific is one of the greatest stories in the world. Straddling the continent for more than a century and globe for more than fifty years, Canadian Pacific is inextricably linked with the history of Canada itself. In 1885, the company completed the construction of two thousand miles of railway system and linking the Atlantic to the Pacific. It then established fleets of vessels on both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, laying the foundation for a transportation route that allowed members of the British Empire to travel around the world. To enhance the travel experience, the company also constructed great castle-like hotels, including the Algonquin in St. Andrews, the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, and the Banff Springs Hotel in the Rockies, which themselves became landmarks. In this sumptuously illustrated history of a company whose story is integral to the Golden Age of Travel, Barry Lane recounts the history of Canadian Pacific, from the construction of the transcontinental railway to the development of the hotels and the building of the shipping line that linked Canada to the rest of the world.
Author: Stephen Mihm
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Prior to the Civil War, the United States did not have a single, national currency. Counterfeiters flourished amid this anarchy, putting vast quantities of bogus bills into circulation. Their success, Mihm reveals, is more than an entertaining tale of criminal enterprise: it is the story of the rise of a country defined by freewheeling capitalism and little government control. Mihm shows how eventually the older monetary system was dismantled, along with the counterfeit economy it sustained.
Most North American railroads began their lives as local or regional enterprises, growing larger through acquisition and construction. By contrast, Canadian Pacific Railway was conceived as a transcontinental railroad from the beginning. CPR has not only provided transportation;it has given tangible expression to the political, economic, and social connections between Canada's eastern and western provinces. In this marvelously illustrated history, author Tom Murray provides readers with an engaging look at the railroad whose own history is, in many ways, the history of Canada itself. In addition to examining the prehistory leading to CPR's incorporation in 1881 and its current status as one of the continent's leading carriers, Murray explains the colossal geographic obstacles overcome by CPR's founders; motive power and rolling stock through depression, war, and peacetime; renowned diversification efforts that included a passenger ship line, an airline serving four continents, a chain of four-star hotels, and western mining operations; and the colorful cast of characters who laid the groundwork that made CPR what is today. Marvelous photography carefully chosen from the collections of top rail photographers and archives across Canada and the United States illustrate the national icon that began as a railway, became a global transportation system, and evolved into a diversified industrial conglomerate before settling into its role as the respected carrier it is today.
Author: Pierre Berton
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Release Date: 2011-06-22
In 1871, a tiny nation, just four years old — it's population well below the 4 million mark — determined that it would build the world's longest railroad across empty country, much of it unexplored. This decision — bold to the point of recklessness — was to change the lives of every man, woman and child in Canada and alter the shape of the nation. Using primary sources — diaries, letters, unpublished manuscripts, public documents and newspapers — Pierre Berton has reconstructed the incredible decade of the 1870s, when Canadians of every stripe — contractors, politicians, financiers, surveyors, workingmen, journalists and entrepreneurs — fought for the railway, or against it. The National Dream is above all else the story of people. It is the story of George McMullen, the brash young promoter who tried to blackmail the Prime Minister; of Marcus Smith, the crusty surveyor, so suspicious of authority he thought the Governor General was speculating in railway lands; of Sanford Fleming, the great engineer who invented Standard Time but who couldn't make up his mind about the best route for the railway. All these figures, and dozens more, including the political leaders of the era, come to life with all their human ambitions and failings. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: M. C. Huhne
Publisher: Callisto Publishers Gmbh
Release Date: 2016-09-15
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."
Author: Daron Acemoglu
Publisher: Broadway Business
Release Date: 2013-08
Genre: Business & Economics
An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.
Author: M. C. Huhne
Publisher: Callisto Pub Gmbh
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Airline Visual Identity 1945-1975 is a series of concise and well researched case studies focusing on selected time segments in the corporate design histories of the world's greatest airlines. It provides unique insight into the design and advertising methods of an era when airlines were considered the most glamorous business sector and quality was the main criterion for selecting a flight. The airlines' visual identities were forged by some of the best creative minds of the time: designers like Ivan Chermayeff, Otl Aicher, Massimo Vignelli or Academy Award winner Saul Bass, as well as advertising luminaries like Mary Wells Lawrence. The book illustrates the shift from traditional methods of corporate design and advertisement to comprehensive modern identity programs that were generally introduced in the 1960's and early 1970's.
Author: John Dos Passos
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2015-05-12
Before John Dos Passos enjoys fame as a chronicler and critic of American society, he wins recognition for command of aesthetics. Orient Express, a memoir of the author’s travels through Eastern Europe, the Near East, and the Middle East, focuses on sights, sounds, and smells rather than plot or character. Dos Passos applies his instincts as a painter to mountain ranges and grimy alleyways, finding beauty everywhere. His tour extends from Tiflis, Georgia, to Erivan, Armenia, and Marrakesh, Morocco; from Kasvin, Iran, to Baghdad, Iraq, and Damascus, Syria. He crosses the Syrian Desert, observes the aftermath of the Greek-Turkish War, climbs the Caucasus, explores Persia during the rise of Reza Kahn, and records the creation of Iraq by the British. His message is clear and relevant to contemporary travelers: holiness and happiness abounds in the East as much as the West. “With the name of Allah for all baggage,” Dos Passos writes, “you could travel from the Great Wall of China to the Niger and be fairly sure of food, and often of money, if only you were ready to touch your forehead in the dust five times a day and put away self and the glamorous West. And yet,” he adds, “the West is conquering.”
When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story since it was launched in July 2013. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since. Note: 40 Days of Dating has a special binding that allows it to open very flat by attaching the endpapers to the inside covers.
Author: E. Paul Zehr
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 2009-11-17
A fun foray of escapism grounded in sound science, Becoming Batman provides the background for attaining the realizable—though extreme—level of human performance that would allow you to be a superhero.