Vanessa Schwartz
Professor of Art History and History, University of Southern California

Vanessa R Schwartz is professor of art history and history at the University of Southern California, where she directs the Visual Studies Research Institute and its graduate certificate programme. Her latest books are Jet Age Aesthetic: The Glamour of Motion in Motion (2020) and Getting the Picture: The Visual Culture of the News (2015), co-edited with Jason Hill.

Written by Vanessa Schwartz

On the runway in 1962. Photo by Ernst Haas/Getty

Fly with me

Jet-age glamour was more than just aesthetic: its promise of motionless movement reshaped perception of time and space

Vanessa R Schwartz