Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Journey Into Tomorrow (1953)
Journey into Tomorrow seems to be about the glorious future awaiting Russian children and young adults. As always if someone wants to give me a better translation of the title I will change it. The best illustration in the book is really the cover.
And here is the title page for those who read Russian:
The book has a number of futuristic vehicles and concepts, devoting a chapter to each. These are similar to some of the other illustrations I have found from that time but they are still interesting.
The views of the future don't look that different from those design ideas found in Lang's 1927 film Metropolis. The urban crowding is a little less dense but the helicopter seems much the same.
There is the same "tank" I have seen in other books, very handy for "off-roading." The space illustration are confined to last two chapters.
And these final illustration of hydroponics and a space station are also quite nice.