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The Art of William S Phillips: The Glory of Flight

The Art of William S Phillips The Glory of Flight

Authors: William Phillips, Edwards Park
Book Condition: Excellent
Dust Jacket Condition: Excellent
Publisher: Greenwhich Workshop Inc

Size: 13 x 9.5 inches
Hardback - First Edition
Voucher value: 20

William Phillips has been regarded by many as the leading American aviation artist over the last 30 years. The Glory of Flight is a superb celebration of his work bringing together a large collection of both well known and not so often seen images. The book is structured around flying from the aircrew perspective, rather than historic periods or aircraft types. Phillips’ style is big and bold with strong use of colour and tonal contrast and he is not afraid of trying compositions and lighting effects that have not been done before. The book layout presents this to good effect with many large double page spreads and even a couple of fold-outs.  Aircraft types covered range from the Wright brothers to the F14, introduction is by pilot Stephen Coonts and the artist modestly only dedicates a couple of pages to himself.

Colour plates: 78
Pages: 172

A full review can be found in the Book Review section of the site under One Artist Books.

Condition: This book is exceptionally good order throughout. The pages are unmarked with very little evidence of being handled at all. The dust jacket has been covered with a clear sleeve which has helped keep it in fine condition. Only a faint discolouration to the edge of the pages gives away the fact that this book is over 20 years old -being a First Edition published in 1994. Overall one of the best examples we have had.


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