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The Resource A week at the airport, Alain de Botton ; photographs by Richard Baker

A week at the airport, Alain de Botton ; photographs by Richard Baker

Label
A week at the airport
Title
A week at the airport
Statement of responsibility
Alain de Botton ; photographs by Richard Baker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the bestselling author of The Art of Travel comes a wittily intriguing exploration of the strange non place that he believes is the imaginative center of our civilization. Given unprecedented access to one of the world's busiest airports as a writer in residence Alain de Botton found it to be a showcase for many of the major crosscurrents of the modern world from our faith in technology to our destruction of nature from our global interconnectedness to our romanticizing of the exotic. He met travelers from all over and spoke with everyone from baggage handlers to pilots to the airport chaplain. Weaving together these conversations and his own observations of everything from the poetry of room service menus to the eerie silence in the middle of the runway at midnight de Botton has produced an extraordinary meditation on a place that most of us never slow down enough to see clearly. Lavishly illustrated in color by renowned photographer Richard Baker A Week at the Airport reveals the airport in all its turbulence and soullessness and yes even beauty
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Botton, Alain
Dewey number
387.73609421
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HE9797.5.G72
LC item number
L625 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heathrow Airport (London, England)
  • Airports
Label
A week at the airport, Alain de Botton ; photographs by Richard Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2009
Contents
Approach -- Departures -- Airside -- Arrivals
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
107 p.
Isbn
9780307739674
Lccn
2010024511
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)RH7739674
  • (FIPpSEB)RH7739674
Label
A week at the airport, Alain de Botton ; photographs by Richard Baker
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2009
Contents
Approach -- Departures -- Airside -- Arrivals
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
107 p.
Isbn
9780307739674
Lccn
2010024511
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)RH7739674
  • (FIPpSEB)RH7739674

Library Locations

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