Personalized inscription on half title page and signature by Phillips. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Edward Parks has done a masterful job of interpreting the art of Bill Phillips. Mr. Parks was a fighter pilot (P-39's) in New Guinea at the start of WWII and after the war became a nationally recognized writer for the National Geographic and later, for the Smithsonian Institute. His first hand knowledge of flying combined with an incredible gift for prose makes "The Glory of Flight" a perfect match between artist and writer. Bill Phillips is undoubtedly America's premier aviation artist. His ability to capture the experience of seeing the world from aloft is truly inspiring. "The Glory of Flight" is a must for any aviation enthusiast. The title says it all!
From Booklist: The common adornment of flight museums and air force bases is the framed print of a classic plane in dramatic action, and Phillips has been supplying such representations for years. Most commonly, he settles on World War II vintage war birds engaging in dogfights or limping home damaged. P-38s, B-17s, Spitfires, and P-51s dominate this album of 80-plus colorplates, followed in number by the supersonic fighters currently in service. Phillips often pictures them at flattering angles as they pass over prominent landmarks, such as Crater Lake, the cliffs of Dover, or the Grand Canyon, highlighted by the low-angle ruddiness of sunsets. Drawing on his imagination, his conversations with pilots, and his Vietnam experience as a base guard watching planes return, Phillips wields his brush with the technical accuracy fighter jocks insist upon. The visual experience overcomes the corny captions, and although the book is pricey, a select number of libraries--those near air bases?--should see aviation aficionados crack open this collection. Gilbert Taylor
Title: The Art of William S. Phillips: The Glory of...
Publisher: Greenwich Workshop
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Workman Publishing, 1994. Condition: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP8912881
Book Description Greenwich Workshop Press. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0867130229I3N00
Book Description Greenwich Workshop Press. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0867130229I5N01
Book Description Greenwich Pr Ltd, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_224333602
Book Description Greenwich Pr Ltd, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. Clean Unmarked Copy With Strong Binding ~ The Dust Jacket Has Light Laminate scuffing & some light rubbing along top & bottom edges ~ Page Corners & Edges are Sharp & Clean ~ Cover is in Great Shape having been protected by the Dust Jacket ~ Spine is Clean, Legible & has Good Color. Seller Inventory # 1812040046
Book Description Greenwich Pr Ltd, 1994. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0867130229-2-4
Book Description Greenwich Pr Ltd, 1994. Oversize hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition; First Printing. 172 pages. Seller Inventory # 394088
Book Description Greenwich Pr Ltd, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Tall hardcover. Sound & nice copy, light to moderate edgewear. Jacket is nice, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear. May not be available for international shipment at usual rates due to weight/size. Seller Inventory # 29106y
Book Description The Greenwich Workshop, Inc., 1994. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. with 172 pages. illustrated throughout. the board bottom of spine end is rubbed. dj has creasing on outer edges, but more so on front bottom edge with a small piece missing.HEAVY BOOK. Seller Inventory # 009372
Book Description WORKMAN PUBLISHING CO INC, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Book in excellent condition, but DJ is missing. Arts and Entertainment>Art>Artists. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: No Dust Jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 07978086713022503. Seller Inventory # 07978086713022503