Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Design Line
Chris Oxlade & Mike Lemanski
Candlewick, 2014 (2014)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
his concertina fold-out book features one hundred iconic boats, bikes, trains and other modes of transportation that exhibit a creative excellence which make them stand out from the competition.
he fold-out stretches to just over six feet. On side are the illustrations and the back has the date and a bit of information about the machine. For example, you'll discover that in 1894 the
appeared in England and was the first ship powered by a steam turbine. Designed by Charles Parsons, the vessel was the fastest ship in the world at the time.
rouped by time periods, you also notice that during the 1920s the Ford Trimotor airplane and the Hudson streamliner appeared as did the Bugatti Type 41 Royale auto and the Indian Chief motorcycle.
rom the horse drawn Hansom Cab and the Fokker Dr-1 fighter plane to the Lunar Rover and segway, you'll discover a wide array of machines for moving people and goods from one place to another.
lthough not a book in the traditional sense, this unusual fold-out is a visual delight with lots of interesting information. All you'll need is a space to spread it out!
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