Flight Through The Ages, A 50th Anniversary Tribute to the Guild of Aviation Artists

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.

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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
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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.