THE ART OF WILLIAM S. PHILLIPS : THE GLORY OF FLIGHT.

Park, Edwards.


£40.00




The Greenwich Workshop, Connecticut, 1st ed., 1994. 172 pp., over 80 full coloured ills., + 2 three-page fold-outs + sketches, drawings + photo-ills. D.j., 31 x 23cm. FINE. William S. Phillips can portray aircraft with exemplary precision whilst placing that aircraft in a panorama that rivals the work of the finest landscape artist. To top it all off, his detail makes him a master of in-flight action. From the thrill of lift-off, the speed of low-level flying, the power of high level bombing, and the danger of the dogfight, to the extraordinary exhilaration of just flying, the artist vividly recreates scenes of flight from the earliest times onwards but with particular emphasis on First and Second World War aircraft, whilst not forgetting naval aircraft, seaplanes and helicopters. Through the lively text and rare archival photographs, you'll meet some of the top pilots and war aces. The finest reproduction possible fills these pages with more than eighty full-colour pieces of art, plus sketches and drawings direct from Phillips' personal sketches. In addition, there are two, three-page fold-outs, to communicate the sensation of flying as no other book can.


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