The Art of the Airport photos: Inside the world's most beautiful airports

The word airport often has negative connotations. We think of long lines, surprise charges and delays. It isn't often that we truly appreciate the thought and time that has gone into their creation. 

There are some airports, however, that have drifted away from the stretches of grey tarmac and monotonous waiting rooms. Instead they exude architectural innovation and stunning interiors. From New Zealand to Morocco, the beauty of these terminals will brighten any stopover. Take a look at some of them in the gallery above.

Images from The Art of the Airport by Stefan Eiselin, Laura Frommberg and Alexander Gutzmer (Murdoch Books, RRP $49.99)