A beautifully produced book in A4 landscape with an image per page in full colour that celebrates the history of flight through the eyes of Guild of Aviation Artists in joint celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Guild. The collection of images is outstanding and demonstrates the creative advantages of painting over photography. This is a book that will appeal to a very wide audience. – Most Highly Recommended.
NAME: Flight Through The Ages, A 50th Anniversary Tribute to the Guild of Aviation Artists FILE: R3139 AUTHOR: Guild of Aviation Artists PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword Transport BINDING: hard back PRICE: £35.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: dirigibles, airships, semi-rigid airships, seaplanes, float planes, record breakers,WWI, World War I, World War 1, First World War, pioneers, long distance flight, airliners, freight planes, biplanes, monoplanes, Schneider Trophy seaplanes, naval aviation, fighters, bombers, reconnaissance planes, multi-engine planes, single seaters, leisure flying, air transport, WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, World War Two, heavy bombers, jet aircraft, flying boats, amphibians, air routes, Cold War, V-Bombers, VTOL, VSTOL, Harrier, Sea Harrier, aircraft carrier, hot air balloons, air displays, display aircraft, formation flying, gliders ISBN: 1-52676-377-X PAGES: 218 IMAGE: B3139.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/vrzzk8k DESCRIPTION: A beautifully produced book in A4 landscape with an image per page in full colour that celebrates the history of flight through the eyes of Guild of Aviation Artists in joint celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Guild. The collection of images is outstanding and demonstrates the creative advantages of painting over photography. This is a book that will appeal to a very wide audience. – Most Highly Recommended. The advent of the camera began a debate as to when it would replace the brush, crayons and pens of artists. This book demonstrates convincingly the advantages of traditional artistry over photography, but the two disciplines are complementary with photography now moving on into artistry via image manipulation. The photographer has the challenge of being in the right place at the right time. The photograph is a snapshot of a specific moment in time, unable to include what may have gone before or come after, even in movie film. There are aspects of the situation over which the photographer has no control. Modern digital cameras will achieve good results over a much wider range of conditions than before and technical achievement is producing many more new opportunities, including the use of drones to carry cameras into positions that an unaided photographer would never have been able to achieve. Against the challenges faced by photographers, an artist can create an image as a seamless montage of points in time and add in detail that which was not there in the core images. In aviation this has great advantages and particularly so in the earliest days of flight when photography was much more limited. In this book, the images are the creative work of Guild of Aviation Artists celebrating their 50th Anniversary as a Guild but showing an aviation history that goes back more than 120 years. The collected art works record an amazing development of aviation in an incredibly short period of time. It also includes images of the artists and the backgrounds. The scenes are brought to life and the history of the Guild of Aviation Artists is laid out. All this at great value for money in a volume that will become a treasured book.