skip to content
Magic motorways. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Magic motorways.

Author: Norman Bel Geddes
Publisher: [New York] Random House [©1940]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Geddes, Norman Bel, 1893-1958.
Magic motorways.
[New York] Random House [©1940]
(OCoLC)600951928
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Bel Geddes
OCLC Number: 751992
Description: 297 pages illustrations (including maps) diagrams 27 cm
Contents: Highways and horizons --
Safety, comfort, speed and economy --
Eliminate the human factor in driving --
Separated lanes of traffic --
Every highway intersection is obsolete --
Full speed through bottlenecks --
Daylight standards for night driving --
From the Atlantic to the Pacific in one day --
Eliminate graft and double highway construction --
Motorway service to towns and villages --
Motorway tributaries to cities --
Accelerating city traffiic one hundred per cent --
The need for increased distribution --
Thinking for our grandchildren --
Effects of a national motorway system.

Notes:

by mkleiber (WorldCat user on 2007-01-05)

From the vantage point of 1940, the author presents his vision of highways, traffic control and automobiles in 1960. The General Motors exhibit Futurama at the 1939 World's Fair in New York is the basis of this text, and the author takes the reader "backstage" to describe the exhibit and to suggest the technical and socio-economic consequences which would result from the adoption of an automated highway system as presented in Futurama. The text is lavishly illustrated with examples of both poor highway planning and motorways of the future

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/751992>
library:oclcnum"751992"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/751992>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"1940"
schema:datePublished""
schema:description"Highways and horizons -- Safety, comfort, speed and economy -- Eliminate the human factor in driving -- Separated lanes of traffic -- Every highway intersection is obsolete -- Full speed through bottlenecks -- Daylight standards for night driving -- From the Atlantic to the Pacific in one day -- Eliminate graft and double highway construction -- Motorway service to towns and villages -- Motorway tributaries to cities -- Accelerating city traffiic one hundred per cent -- The need for increased distribution -- Thinking for our grandchildren -- Effects of a national motorway system."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1601468>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Magic motorways."@en
schema:publisher
schema:url

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.