Historic Airports

    SubTitle

    Proceedings of the L'Europe de l'Air Conferences on Aviation Architecture
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        Hardback

        Publication Date

        30 Jun 2005

        Summary

        At the beginning of 1999, the European Commission sponsored an international project on aviation's architectural heritage. An international network of expertise on aviation architecture grew out of three international workshops, the proceedings of which are presented here.
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        Main Summary

          The realisation of mankind's age-old dream of flight is probably one of the collective adventures that best characterises the century we have just left, its greatest novelty.  In the space of only three or four generations aviation has conquered the entire planet and international airports have developed into sleepless cities.  At the beginning of 1999, the European Commission sponsored an international project on aviation's architectural heritage, set up at the instigation of the French Ministry of Culture together with English Heritage and Landesdenkmalamt Berlin, the official heritage body of the German capital.  The project's primary aim was to contribute to the better understanding and conservation of aviation architecture, focusing on three pilot-sites: Berlin-Tempelhof, Paris-Le Bourget and Liverpool-Speke - all rare survivors from the late 1930s.  An international network of expertise on aviation architecture grew out of three international workshops, the proceedings of which are presented here.  Through contributions from historians, architects, development agencies and airline companies, among others, the book examines how best to identify and preserve the sites worth keeping, the place of the airport in the 21st-century city, and the future of our historic airports.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Bob Hawkins
          Gabriele Lechner
          Paul Smith

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          276mm

          Number of Illustrations

          76

          Number of Pages

          244

          ISBN

          9781873592830

          Contents

            List of speakers

            Preface

            Introduction

            Europe’s Heritage of Aviation Architecture

            Historic Airports

            Airports in Mutation

            The Future of the Historic Airport

            Conclusion

            Reviews