Author: Matthias Herrmann
Publisher: Printed Matter
Language: -
Pages: -
Size: 17 x 24
Weight: 526 g
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780894390623
Availability: In stock
Price: €75.00
Add Items to Cart
Product Description

In 69, Viennese artist Matthias Herrmann departs from his characteristic self-portraits. The book presents full-color reproductions of found postcards and other paraphernalia from late 60s-era Concorde and Boeing 747 jet airplanes. The postcards are portraits of a lost American futurism; Technicolor backdrops highlight the planes’ sleek silhouettes, signaling supersonic speed, luxury, and progress. Herrmann has included both sides of some postcards, where glowing publicity copy and multilingual messages forecast a world where distance and other barriers are finally surmountable.