Naked Airport: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Revolutionary Structure

Although airports are now best known for interminable waits at check-in counters, liquid restrictions for carry-on luggage, and humiliating shoe-removal rituals at security, they were once the backdrops for jet-setters who strutted, martinis in hand, through curvilinear terminals designed by Eero Saarinen. In the critically acclaimed ‘Naked” Airport,’ Alastair Gordon traces the cultural history of this defining institution from its origins in the muddy fields of flying machines…

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