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Join Arcana Books for a SUPERSONIC Book Signing with author Lawrence Azerrad
November 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
On Saturday, November 17th, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, please join Arcana: Books on the Arts for a SUPERSONIC book signing with author LAWRENCE AZERRAD.
When the first commercial Concordes zoomed off the runways in Paris and London in the late 1960s, crossing the Atlantic in just under three hours, they established a new standard for luxury flight. Powered by 38,000 pounds of thrust and easily recognizable with its delta wing and drooping nose, the Concorde jet embodied the pinnacle of aviation technology and industrial design. It quickly became the preferred mode of transatlantic flight for superstars and business moguls alike.
Opening with a lively history of the jet and how it changed travel, Supersonic focuses on the look and feel of the Concorde. Photos of the jet’s evolving interiors show how the original, starkly designed cabin gave way to luxury seats and interiors designed by the likes of Sir Terence Conran and Andrée Putman. Filled with fascinating historical and technical background drawn from the author’s personal collection of more than one thousand Concorde-related objects, this elegant book offers rarely seen historical photography and firsthand contributions from the people who helped create the Concorde experience from take-off to landing and beyond. Mr. Azerrad will speak and give a visual presentation regarding this charming and vital aspect of Aviation history beginning at 4:30 PM.
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