Princeton Architectural Press
abc Around the World: The Grand Tour in Photo Albums xyz allows us the opportunity to do a little time-travel and live vicariously through people for whom travel was as much about the journey as it was about the destination. This book invites us to delve into the stories these albums tell, and to enjoy exotic locales and new sights from the comfort of our armchairs. This wonderful book features:
abc Around the World xyz explores personal albums that were created by travelers at the turn of the 20th century. Levine and Jensen discuss the influence of new technologies (in transportation and the development of the personal camera) on how and why people traveled, and how they recorded what they experienced. The albums presented in this book capture the world at a unique moment in history, all framed through the personal experiences and thoughts of the travelers who compiled them.
Reviewer: Meghan Bice, FIDM Library Staff Member