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AVIATION ARTISTS BOOKS


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Combat in the Sky
A Century of Art Aviation. Handleman. This book vividly portrays the heart-stopping drama of aerial combat in 75 full-color paintings by many leading aviation artists including Jim Dietz, Roy Grinnell, Gil Cohen and Nixon Galloway. Covering all eras from WWI to the present day, the paintings are accompanied by descriptive captions and authoritative text that bring their stories to life. 192 pgs., 75 color and 75 B&W illustrations, 12"x 101⁄2", hdbd.
 


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Art Aviation
Sharpe. This volume presents a magnificent gallery of artwork celebrating a century of aviation, from WWI to today. Pages evoke the thundering of a formation of B-29 Superfortresses, the frenzied chaos of a dogfight, the majesty of the Space Shuttle and more. Includes reproductions of works by well known artists such as Nicolas Trudgian, Craig Kodera and Jerry Crandall, and by lesser-known artists as well. A short historical narrative and brief artist's biography accompany each work. 208 pgs., 150+ color illustrations, 11"x 101⁄2", hdbd.
         


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Portraits of Combat
The World War II Art of James Dietz. Broze. Featuring the dramatic artwork of renowned military artist James Dietz, this book presents some of the most poignant moments of World War II. It's a fabulous art collection that also includes background text describing the people and events depicted and the creation of the painting, including phases from original concept to finished piece of art. 160 pgs., 92 color and 37 B&W illustrations, 121⁄4"x 11", hdbd.

 


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Nicolas Trudgian Air Combat
Legends - Vol. II

Trudgian. This collection of Nicolas Trudgian's artwork features paintings and sketches accompanied by his fascinating narrative. Book beautifully highlights the clever interplay of light, shadow and color in aerial warfare that is impossible to capture in photographs and that makes Trudgian a favorite of the pilots and crews that actually flew the airplane depicted. 96 pgs., 50 color paintings plus 60 B&W sketches, 15"x 11", hdbd.
         


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The Art of Michael Turner
Turner. Michael Turner is one of the best-known names in aviation art, earning his reputation for his ability to paint a wide range of aviation subjects to standards of blueprint accuracy while also capturing the mood and atmosphere of an event like no one else can. This first major celebration of his art is accompanied by an introductory text and comments on each painting by the artist himself, offering a rare glimpse into the inspiration for the art. 96 pgs., 10"x 10", sfbd.
 


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Wright to Fly
Celebrating 100 Years of Powered Flight. March. This gorgeous art and history book combines expert text and paintings by renowned artists to pay tribute to the people, airplane and events that have shaped aviation. Featuring artists such as Taylor, Kodera, Trudgian and Stokes, this book traces aviation from wood and fabric airplanes to the stealth jets of today. Also includes a year-by-year timeline of significant aviation dates. 216 pgs., 100 color illustrations, 111⁄2"x 81⁄2", casebound.
         


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Air Combat Paintings R. Taylor
Weston & Taylor. "A classic in its own right...some of the finest aviation paintings in the world today." - In Flight Magazine. In addition to the reproduced paintings you’ll see preliminary sketches and layouts done by the artist, plus his own description of the intentions and battles depicted. 135 paintings and sketches, 128 pgs., 141⁄2"x 111⁄2", sfbd.
 


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Air Combat Paintings R. Taylor Volume II
Walker and Taylor. Continues the magnificence of his first volume. Subjects include B-17s, Zeros, Wildcats, Lightnings, Mustangs and more. Plus interviews with legendary aviators - the subjects of the paintings. 148 paintings and sketches, 128 pgs., 141⁄2"x 111⁄2", sfbd.
         


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Air Combat Paintings R. Taylor Volume III
Walker and Taylor. Continues the magnificence of the first two volumes. Subjects include B-17s, Zeros, Wildcats, Lightnings, Mustangs and more. Plus interviews with legendary aviators - the subjects of the paintings. 148 paintings and sketches including 28 full-color reproductions of some of his recent works, 128 pgs., 141⁄2"x 111⁄2", sfbd.
 
 


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Air Combat Paintings R. Taylor Volume IV
Walker and Taylor. This long-awaited fourth volume of air combat paintings, considered by many to be his finest book of all, features a collection of this remarkable artist's greatest recent works. 128 pgs., 60+ full color plates, dozens of beautiful pencil drawings, and fascinating stories behind each painting. 141⁄2"x 111⁄2", sfbd.
         


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Robert Taylor Combat Paintings
Book Set, Volumes I - IV

Buy the complete set of Robert Taylor's Combat Paintings books - four volumes - and save $20! Each volume contains over 25 full color reproductions and is 128 pgs., 141⁄2"x 111⁄2", sfbd.
 


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Maritime Paintings of R Taylor
Taylor's first collection of historic ships at sea. Accompanied by expert commentary, the paintings take you around the world and across the centuries with scenes such as Hornblower and the "Hotspur," the Battleship Bismark, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the Normandy landings. If you love Robert Taylor aviation art as much as we do, you'll enjoy this maritime art, too. 80 pgs., 69 color and 38 B&W illustrations, 14"x 11", sfbd.
         


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Pearl Harbor
America's Darkest Day. Wels. This book brings together in one magnificent edition the rich history, real-life stories, harrowing drama, and appalling tragedy of the Japanese attack on the U.S.' premier Pacific naval base. It also goes on with the intriguing background of the initial days of WWII and the lasting legacy of this wartime disaster. Features the art of Tom Freeman and C.S. Bailey. 224 pgs., 250+ full-color photos, 10"x 91⁄2", hdbd.
 


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Carrier War
Art Aviation of World War II. Stillwell. Packed with thrilling accounts of daring missions by air and sea, this book contains magnificent paintings that capture the majesty and drama of carrier warfare in WWII. Book features noted artists including Robert Taylor, Robert Bailey, William S. Phillips, R.G. Smith, Stan Stokes, and Craig Kodera. Extensive captions, some with archival photographs, offer insight into each scene. 144 pgs., 65 color paintings, 30+ B&W and color photos, 121⁄4"x 111⁄4", hdbd.
         


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Classic Airplane in
Art Aviation

Markman. Beautiful paintings of six of the most renowned airplane of WWII: the Spitfire, Lancaster, B-17 Flying Fortress, Messerschmitt 109, P-51 Mustang, and P-47 Thunderbolt. Includes art by Robert Taylor, Frank Wooton, Charles Thompson, and Craig Kodera, along with more than 20 other artists. 70 color paintings, 20 pencil sketches, 96 pgs., 121⁄2"x 111⁄2", hdbd.
 


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100 Historic Airplanes
in Full Color

Batchelor. From the Wright Brothers' 1903 biplane to the B-2 "Stealth" bomber, this celebration of the history of flight by renowned aviation artist John Batchelor features full-color illustrations of 100 of the most significant civil and military airplane. Each plane is also accompanied by a detailed caption noting its significance in aviation history. This is a colorful and informative pictorial tribute to one of the most thrilling developments of the past century. 48 pgs., 9"x 12", sfbd.
         


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Eagles Illustrated Vol. 1
Fighters of World War II

Tullis. Featuring the aviation art of Thomas Tullis, this book provides the reader with a color profile collection of some of the most famous airplane in aviation history. Detailed color and markings information is provided for each airplane, along with a list of research references used to create each illustration. These aviation profiles exhibit a technical accuracy and realism rarely seen today. 42 pgs., 39 color profiles, 11"x 81⁄2", sfbd.
 


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Eagles Illustrated Vol. 2
Allies in the Pacific

Tullis. An exciting new book written and illustrated by Thomas A. Tullis continues his series of profile books (Volume 1 also available). This new volume presents 40 more pages of his highly regarded full color illustrations, this time of Allied airplane flown during WWII in the Pacific Theater. 42 pgs., 39 profiles, 11"x 81⁄2", sfbd.
         


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How to Draw Airplane
Like a Pro

Whyte, Cooper & Cooper. Whether a casual doodler or an artist with professional aspirations, this book will help you draw airplane from WWI biplanes to modern jets. A series of step-by-step instructions and illustrations - assembled from the work and knowledge of numerous aviation artists - lay a foundation of basic drawing concepts, then proceed to specific techniques for accurate renderings. What a great idea! 159 pgs., 200 color and B&W ills., 81⁄4"x 101⁄2", sfbd.
 


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A Century of Triumph
The History of Aviation.

Chant. For one hundred years, man has been obsessed by flight. From the Wright Brothers' experiment in 1903 to the Stealth Bomber, we have perserved in our effort to fly. Aviation's first full-century is an astonishing story of innovation, heroic pilots and achievements. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of detailed drawings and cutaways by renowned aviation illustrator John Batchelor. 400 pgs., 250 line-drawings and 100 B&W photos, 10"x 10", hdbd.
         


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New England Aviators +FREE Red, White & Blue Print

New England Aviators, 1914-1918, Their Portraits and Their Records, Volumes I and II.
This two-volume set originally appeared in 1919 in limited quantities - original copies are now highly sought collectibles. Now reprinted to showcase 542 New England pilots who flew with the USAAC, USN, USMC and British and French air forces, these volumes present a short biographical entry for each pilot along with a WWI-era photograph for most. 6"x 9", hdbd. Volume I has 472 pgs. and 200+ B&W photos, while Volume II has 480 pgs. and 250+ B&W photos.
Red, White & Blue.
James Dietz. Join a WWI aviator as he takes a brief respite from his duties, "propped" up against his trusty biplane and accompanied by his best friend. 12"x 15" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
 


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Sabre to Stealth

50 Years of the U.S. Air Force 1947-1997. March. Captures the history of the United States Air Force with vivid power. Provides year-by-year milestones on the airplane and activities that contributed to NATO's deterrent posture and that kept the peace in the unstable world of the Cold War. Includes over 50 paintings by today's leading aviation artists along with more than 145 color photos. 168 pgs, 111⁄2"x 81⁄2", hdbd.