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Classic Aircraft in Aviation Art

Author
Roger Markman

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England 1943

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An interesting book that analyses six of the most important aircraft of World War II through the work of leading aviation artists. The aircraft covered are the Spitfire, Lancaster, B-17, Me109, P-51 Mustang and P-47 Thunderbolt, the artists include Craig Kodera, Ronald Wong, Frank Wootton, Charles Thompson and Jim Dietz amongst others.

The book starts with a brief biography of each of the contributing artists.  The next section contains a discussion of various aspects of aviation art including composition, colour, light and style.  Part three looks at classic aviation movies such as The Dam Busters and Memphis Belle and the way they have influenced aviation artists.  The main body tackles each aircraft in turn, a description of the aircraft is followed by a series of colour pates each accompanied by narrative from the author.

Gone Huntin by Craig Kodera

Overall this book is well laid out with good quality reproduction.

Still Life With Jug by Charles Thompson
A Moments Peace by Craig Kodera

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Intense colours and a dramatic skyscape make A Moments Peace by Craig Kodera stand out.

All images copyright the individual artists or publishers.

Roger Markman - Classic Aircraft in Aviation Art

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Contents

1

Artist Biographies

7

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

2

Preface

8

The Messerschmitt 109

3

What is Aviation Art ?

9

The P-51 Mustang

4

Aviation Art and the Cinema

10

The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

5

The Spitfire

11

Bibliography

6

The Lancaster

12

Index

Publishing Information - First Edition (hardback)

Publisher: David and Charles

ISBN: 0-7153-0046-6 

Released: 1993

Size: 13 x 11.5 inches

Pages: 96

Colour images: 71

Publishing Information - Second Edition (hardback)

Publisher: Howell Press

ISBN: 0-9432-3164-7 

Released: 1994

Size: 13 x 11.5 inches

Pages: 96

Colour images: 71

Availability

All editions:

Out of print, only available on the secondary market.

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