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ISBN: 0870950533
Author: Robert Carroll Reed
Language: English
Publisher: Golden West Books; First edition (December 1, 2000)
Pages: 298
Subcategory: Science
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 461
Size Fb2: 1400 kb
Size ePub: 1526 kb
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The Streamline Era is Reed s second book. His Train Wrecks appeared in 1968. Bush's 'Streamline decade' has eleven pages on this

The Streamline Era is Reed s second book. He has recently completed another book on the subject of land transportation. Bush's 'Streamline decade' has eleven pages on this. The streamline era' is really a comprehensive text coverage of trains of the period but I thought it's a pity the book looks so amateurish. Typical of the transport press, especially trains, there is the needless duplication of photos. Pages 199, 200 and 2001 have six photos of the Loewy designed Pennsylvania's T-1.

The Streamline Era book. Fascinating history of the streamline style, which began by rounding corners of immobile objects, and ushered in the modern look across America in the 1930's. Railroads decided to streamline with the coming of the diesel locomotive. Featured is the influence of designers such as Cret, Dreyfus, Bel Geddes, Kuhler, and Lowey.

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by Robert Carroll Reed. The streamline style, which began by rounding corners of immobile objects, ushered in the moderne across America in the 1930's. The evolution of semi streamlining took place as depression poor railroads attempted to modernize.

Streamline Moderne is an international style of Art Deco architecture and design that emerged in the 1930s. It was inspired by aerodynamic design.

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О себе: Welcome to "The Streamline Moderne Era: Los Angeles in The 1930s and 1940s"

Reed, Robert Carroll (1975). Golden West Books. p. 278. ^ Nickelsen, Trine (15 June 2010). Aluminium – en kulturhistorie" (in Norwegian).

Reed, Robert Carroll (1975). National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, .

Reed CARROLL was born on month day 1907, at birth place, Utah, to Frederick Giles CARROLL and Clara Isabella CARROLL (born ESPLIN). Frederick was born on September 4 1870, in Heber, Wasatch, Usa, Utah. Clara was born on October 31 1870, in St Joseph, Nevada, USA. Reed had 7 siblings: Charles Negus CARROLL, Frederick Giles CARROLL and 5 other siblings. Reed passed away on month day 1908, at death place, Utah. Reed Carroll, born 1883 Reed Carroll 1883. Reed Carroll was born on month day 1883, to George Washington Carroll and Mary Elizabeth Carroll (born Reagan)

The streamline style, which began by rounding corners of immobile objects, ushered in the moderne across America in the 1930's. Railroads decided to streamline with the coming of the diesel locomotive. Featured is the influence of designers such as Cret, Dreyfus, Bel Geddes, Kuhler, and Lowey. The evolution of semi streamlining took place as depression poor railroads attempted to modernize. The coming of Burlington's Zephyr and Union Pacific's, started a mad dash by America's railroads to streamline passenger trains. There is also a chapter on streamlining of trains around the world.

Comments:

Macill
Very nice item as listed - Prompt & Courteous transaction A++++
Villo
This is an excellent book for those interested in the 30's era streamlining efforts. It is railroad oriented (as was much at that time) but touches on other industries (auto, airplanes, ships). Also has interesting observations on the great industrial designers of the time (Dryfuss, Kuhler, Loewy. etc). All in all a great book.
Yellow Judge
The book was advertised as used in good condition but it was virtually brand new - could not have been more pleased with it. The price was right, too. Everything said about it in the advertisement was true - tight pages, perhaps never read, no damage to dust jacket, etc. Blue Plate Books is a winner in my book!
Taulkree
Reed's book was one of the first to take a backward look at streamline transport. Originally published in 1975, the same year as Donald Bush's The Streamlined Decade and in 1979 Jeffrey Meikle's book Twentieth century limited: Industrial design in America, 1925-1939 (American civilization) defined the style and I think became the standard reference book on the subject. Bush and Meikle look beyond transport to cover architecture and consumer products in a much more scholarly way than Reed and their books are much more professionally produced.

Transport in the thirties was an obvious choice for streamlining, though it's worth pointing out that the wonderfully looking sleek steamers were just the same old engine covered by a designed shroud. It wasn't until diesels were developed to finally have a completely streamlined product. Most of Reed's book looks at trains, particularly steam ones and he clearly has done a lot of research. The first chapters consider the history and then development of streamline trains in the twenties and early thirties. All the famous trains in the thirties and forties get extensive coverage in words and photos.

A chapter I found interesting was 'Streamline abroad', which looks at trains around the world. Because streamline is defined as essentially an American style the engines from elsewhere all look as if they are missing something. They look cumbersome and really lacking in pizzazz. There just weren't designers like Loewy, Dreyfuss, Kuhler, Bell Geddes in other countries. The last part of the book covers aircraft, road transport and the decline of streamline passenger trains after 1945. Aircraft seem the least likely form of transport to need streamlining; by their nature they are sleek and aerodynamically efficient. Oddly Reed doesn't cover ships (least not in my 1975 edition). Bush's 'Streamline decade' has eleven pages on this.

'The streamline era' is really a comprehensive text coverage of trains of the period but I thought it's a pity the book looks so amateurish. Typical of the transport press, especially trains, there is the needless duplication of photos. Pages 199, 200 and 2001 have six photos of the Loewy designed Pennsylvania's T-1. Two, much larger would have been enough for the reader. This waste of page space with photo repetition runs all through the book. The pages have no particular design, interesting photos are too small and many could well have been left out. The typography from the title page onwards is bland and was it really necessary to have a different heading type for each different named train?

The book is now more than three decades old and looks it and though it was perhaps the first to look in depth at the subject I really can't see why it should be so expensive. There are now similar streamline train books in color and better looking. Worth checking out are: The Art of the Streamliner or Classic American Streamliners and these, which despite rather unimaginative presentations have plenty of interesting images, the two-volume 'The American streamliner' by Heimburger and Byron (ISBN 0911581391 and 091158143X). Mark Wegman's stunning art of many of the trains in Reed's book can be found in his American Passenger Trains and Locomotives Illustrated (Great Passenger Trains).

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Mavivasa
This is an awesome book, and much more than simply a railroad book, as might be suggested by the fine illustration on the dustjacket. This book is a large, lavishly illustrated, awe-inspiring history of stream lining transportation design as it developed through the first half of the 20th Century.

The majority of the book does focus on train transportation, where streamlining took off in big, bold ways, but we are also treated to brief history and illustrations of streamlining as it was applied to automobiles, boats, and airplanes, zeppelins and blimps.

This is a fully researched, big, beautiful book, with hundreds of photos and illustrations, both in black and white and color, plus a bibliography and index.
Super P
If you can find a copy of this book, BUY IT! It covers most of the Streamlined Passenger Trains and Units from early 1920's to 1970's. Have you ever wonder why train companies chose steam over diesel and others didn't? Have you ever wondered what Streamliner Train rode thru your state? The pictures are black and white, but very detailed. This book is a very good book if you want to start a collection of Passenger Train books. It doesn't go into deep detail about each train, but you will get an idea of what trains go to which road and what year they were in service. From there, you can dig thru your library or book store and find a book for each company and road. Once you do that, you will never stop collecting Train books!

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