The End of Airports

end of airports

A while ago now Rachael Squire and I had been working on airports that have died, gone to rack and ruin, or somehow survived in different and sometimes surprising forms, but here comes news of a wonderful sounding new book from Chris Schaberg, author of the also wonderful The Textual Life of Airports, out with Bloomsbury by the end of the year. Here’s some of the blurb about the end of Airports

If air travel was once the bold future, it has now settled into a mundane, on-going present. We no longer expect romantic experiences or sublime views, but just hope that we get from here to there with minimal hassle. In The End of Airports, Christopher Schaberg suggests that even as the epoch of flight approaches a threshold of banality, there are still mysteries to be unraveled around our aircraft and airfields. Drawing from his own experiences working at an airport, as well as interpreting these spaces from the perspective of a cultural critic, Schaberg explores the secret lives of jet bridges, seating areas, concourses, and tarmac vehicles, showing how the ordinary objects of flight call for wonder and inquiry. The End of Airports is not an obituary-it’s more like an ode to terminals in the digital age. – See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/the-end-of-airports-9781501305498/
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