Historic Airports, edited by Bob Hawkins, Gabriele Lechner and Paul Smith

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Historic Airports, edited by Bob Hawkins, Gabriele Lechner and Paul Smith

Historic Airports, edited by Bob Hawkins, Gabriele Lechner and Paul Smith

Published by English Heritage in 2005, 241 pages. Large Hardback with Illustrated cover boards - 30cm by 22.5cm (N2596)

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Recommended Retail Price (Rear cover): £25.00
 
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 in Berlin, Paris and Liverpool - 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.
 
This lavishly produced book thus includes around 26 essays on Historic Airports, and offers a fascinating insight into the history of flight and early aerdromes, as well as the measures necessary to preserve this valuable heritage and history
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