Jet Age Aesthetic

The Glamour of Media in Motion

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A stunning look at the profound impact of the jet plane on the mid-century aesthetic, from Disneyland to Life magazine

Vanessa R. Schwartz engagingly presents the jet plane’s power to define a new...

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“Jet Age Aesthetic is a landmark achievement, laying the foundation for a new kind of critical history of the present.”—W. J. T. Mitchell, author of What Do Pictures Want?

“Decades before the...

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