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Now Boarding

Fentress Airport and the Architecture of Flight

Donald Albrecht

    ISBN: 978 1 85759 768 4

    Size: 254 x 305 mm / 11 x 10 in.

    Binding: Hardback

    Pages: 144

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    Date published: August, 2012

    UK £29.95 /US $39.95


  • Now Boarding features exciting, innovative design, new photography and a special, eye-catching z-binding
  • Illustrates wonderful vintage photography of airports through the ages, and renderings of possible future airports
  • Accessibly written text by leading architects and scholars


Discover the past history and future possibilities of airport design in this extraordinarily delightful book packaged with a special Z-binding. Open one side to explore history, current trends and pop culture imagery… flip the book over to soar into a world of possibilities in a visual voyage through the Airport of the Future. A book of high design, soaring humour and elevated ideas, it is the perfect way to discover a building type that most have experienced but few understand in detail. Featuring the architecturally innovative designs of the award-winning firm Fentress Architects, the stunning illustrations include those from the Denver International Airport, LAX, the San Jose International Airport, the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and the Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea. Powerful graphics, engaging text and whimsical comic strips examine these complex public spaces that serve billions of people annually. Developed to support an international touring exhibition organised by the Denver Art Museum and with noted curator Donald Albrecht, the book stands on its own as an accessible mix of academic commentary and playful exploration.

Author information

Donald Albrecht is Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of the City of New York.