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Fly Now!: A Colorful Story of Flight from Hot Air Balloon to the 777 "Worldliner" -- The Poster Collection of the Smithsonian Na


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The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum draws more visitors than any other museum in the world—90,000 a day in the summertime—and the highlight of summer 2007 at the NASM will be "Fly Now," the exhibit of air travel posters featured in this unique companion volume which combines arresting, colorful art, rare archival material, and a unique approach to aeronautical history.

The posters—most of them never before published—feature barnstormers, gliders, and flying boats; the earliest passenger flights, the first luxury-liners, mail carriers, jets, and much more. Spanning a century and a half, they combine the popular art and the commerce of their eras, with both explored in the entertaining, informative text by a longstanding National Air and Space Museum curator. From 19th-century circus impresarios offering rides in gaudy hot-air balloons to the sleek 21st-century airliners, they offer a fascinating illustrated history of flight as it evolved from an exotic realm inhabited only by visionaries and daredevils into our modern world of speedy jets and frequent flyers—no longer extraordinary, perhaps, but still echoing with the exhilarating thrill and glamorous excitement captured here.

Countless visitors to the museumÕs traveling poster exhibition and the permanent exhibition "America by Air" will delight in the gorgeous and wonderful graphics collected in this appealing, affordable book—and so will aviation buffs, armchair travelers, and poster connoisseurs everywhere.

About the Author

Dr. Joanne Gernstein London has been a curator at National Air and Space Museum (NASM) for 19 years, 16 of those as curator of the1400-piece poster collection. As a historian at the NASM, she has contributed to such major exhibitions as "Legend, Memory, and the Great War in the Air" (about WWI), and "Where Next, Columbus?" (on the state of exploration on the 500th anniversary of Columbus's landing in 1492). She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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London, Joanne Gerstein
National Geographic Society
Introduction by:
Kelleher, Herb
Kelleher, Herb
London, Joanne Gernstein
Aviation - History
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Aeronautics -- History.
Aviation - Pictorial
Art-Museums and Collections
Aviation - General
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