Beyond the Clouds: The Lifetime Trek of Walter "Matt" Jefferies, Artist and Visionary

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9781933285986: Beyond the Clouds: The Lifetime Trek of Walter

Beyond the Clouds is the beautiful, full-color biography of legendary aviation artist Walter (Matt) Jefferies who was best known for his work as art director of the original Star Trek television series - and for designing the most widely recognized spacecraft of all time, the U.S.S. Enterprise. In his lifetime, Jefferies worked on set and art designs for over fifteen movies and television series including Little House on the Prairie, Dallas, Ben Casey and Love, American Style. He also produced many aircraft paintings and technical designs which have been exhibited in museums all over the world. Illustrated with images of his striking paintings, Jefferies' story is enriched with a historical backdrop, personal anecdotes, and plenty of information on Star Trek, aviation, and set design. This unique fusion of art and aircraft is revealed through pages that trace the life and times of the aviation expert who helped shape the face of science fiction.

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Richard L. Jefferies brother of Walter (Matt) Jefferies - is a mechanical engineering graduate of Virginia Tech. During World War II, he served with the Army Engineers as an engineering instructional officer. Following discharge from active duty, he began a fifty-six-year career as an application engineer for several international heavy equipment firms. His assignments took him to the far corners of the world, including three years residency in Saudi Arabia. He is a historian, author of technical papers, and a motivational speaker. Richard and his wife, Tina, reside in Dallas, Texas.

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I loved Matt Jefferies. He was a good friend all during the years of Star Trek. I interviewed him several times for many of the books I wrote. He was always a dear friend and a source of knowledge about Star Trek that very few people knew. --William Shatner, writer and actor

Beyond the Clouds - what a work! It takes more than a few days to absorb this wonderful book. It truly represents a slice of Matt's fascinating life as an aviator, aviation artist, historian, and Hollywood art director. --Neil November, Cofounder of Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society

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