This fantastic book ( a true masterpiece, if I may say so ) - beautifully illustrated with photographs, illustrations and paintings - tells the story of one of the most famous airships : the Hindenburg.
||31 x 29 x 3 cm
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||Jaquette légèrement abîmée
|Etat du livre
||Très bon état
||Rick Archbold and Ken Marschall
||WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON / MADISON PRESS BOOK
’ It is burning, bursting
into flames… this is terrible…
Oh, the humanity…! ’
A radio reporter's account of the giant Hindenburg crashing to the ground in flames at lakehurst, New Jersey, remains one of the most famous broadcasts ever made. The Hindenburg was truly a flying luxury liner, and her spectacular destruction on May 6th, 1937, marked the end of the great era of airship travel.
Now, in one splendidly illustrated volume, the complete story of Germany's mammoth airship and the other silver giants that once crossed the skies is told as never before. Dozens of paintings, diagrams, black - and - white and colour photographs - many of them previously unpublished - convey just what it was like to make a voyage on the largest aircraft ever constructed. In a spectacular three - page foldout, readers can explore the Hindenburg's passenger decks, from the lounge with its grand piano and the promenades with their panoramic views to the elegant dining room and the airtight smoking room. Ken Marschall's evocative paintings depict some of the great moments in the history of zeppelins up to the fiery disaster that brought the airship era to an untimely end.
( ... ) HINDENBURG : An Illustrated History vividly re - creates a time when many believed that lighter - than - air craft held the promise of the future. Highlighted by a highly readable, informative text and illustrated with hundreds of breathtaking images, this magnificent book brings to life a remarkable chapter in the history of flight.
Rick Archbold ( 1950 ) turned 15 the year Canada finally got a flag. The flag debate of 1964 coincided with his burgeoning interest in Canadian history and politics, interests that have nurtured his adult career as a Canadian writer and editor.
In 1992 he won the Tom Fairley Award for Excellence in Book Editing for his work on John Sawatsky’s Mulroney : The Politics of Ambition. He is the author or co - author of many books of popular history, including the young adult title, Canada : Our History, an album through time. He’s had a hand in the memoirs of three prominent Canadian political figures. He ghosted the memoirs of Pierre Trudeau’s long - serving agriculture minister, Eugene Whelan and of the first woman leader of the federal New Democrats, Audrey McLaughlin. He edited the memoirs of Canada’s first woman prime minister, Kim Campbell. He was one of the founders of the Banff Editing Workshop ( later the S.F.U. Editing Workshop ) and served for many years on the workshop faculty.
For five years he taught Substantive Editing as part of the publishing program offered by the Department of Continuing Education at Ryerson Polytechnical University. He is currently on the faculty of the Humber College Program in Creative Book Publishing, where he co - facilitates the final month of this 4 - month intensive training program for book publishing professionals. His current writing projects include Possible Loves, a play about Benjamin Britten & Peter Pears, and How I Learned to Read Hebrew, a contemporary, multicultural comedy.
Rick Archbold has lived in Toronto ( Canada ) for most of his 59 years. He’s an avid gardener and an enthusiastic sailor. Here is a list of some of his publications, as well as those he contributed to :
Whelan : The Man in the Green Stetson ( with Eugene Whelan, 1986 ).
The Discovery of the Bismarck ( with Robert Ballard, 1990 ).
Last Dinner on the Titanic ( with Dana McCauley, 1997 ).
Thinking Like a Mountain ( with Robert Bateman, 2000 ).
( sources : flagforcanada.ca, encyclopedia.com )
Ken Marschall ( October 28th, 1950 ) was born in the United States. A self - taught artist with little formal training, he is best known for his evocative, haunting paintings of Titanic. He created his first such work in 1967 at the age of 16 and accepted his first commission to paint the liner two years later.
Over the decades since, he has been repeatedly asked to portray this most famous of ships from almost every angle, taking pride in making each creation unique. To satisfy his penchant for accuracy and detail, Ken has amassed one of the most extensive archives of Titanic and related reference photographs anywhere. His familiarity with the ship has made him much in demand for consultation on everything from model kits to motion pictures, and he has been asked to participate in documentaries, exhibitions and countless other projects.
Ken Marschall's painting style is almost a lack of style - historical ’ portraits ’ so intricate and refined, so breathtaking in lighting and drama, that they are sometimes mistaken for photographs. Paintings have been commissioned or are in the collections of such notables as the late Walter Lord, the late astronaut Neil Armstrong, Robert Ballard, James Cameron, the National Geographic Society, and the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery.
He has illustrated numerous books, many by Robert Ballard, and accompanied the explorer on expeditions to Lusitania and Britannic, diving in subs to both wrecks. His paintings have been featured on the covers of Time, Life and National Geographic, to name a few. The artist's impressive work in the best - selling book Titanic : An Illustrated History inspired Writer / Director James Cameron who asked Ken to be the Visual Historian for the sets and miniatures of TITANIC ( 1997 ). Sharing images and artifacts from his personal collection with set designers, model builders and prop makers enabled remarkable accuracy in the recreation of the great liner. The influence of Ken Marschall's paintings and expertise can be seen throughout James Cameron's stunning motion picture which went on to win a record - tying 11 Academy Awards.
In 2001 he accompanied James Cameron to the North Atlantic to explore Titanic in greater detail than ever before for the large - format 3 - D film Ghosts of the Abyss. Ken Marschall assisted in dive planning and dissecting the imagery brought back by the two mini - ’ bots ’ that toured deep inside the ship's remains. In 2005 he was again asked to join James Cameron on a Titanic expedition, this one documented in the Discovery Channel's Last Mysteries of the Titanic, and made his sixth dive to that wreck.
Ken Marschall also spent many years as a matte and visual effects artist in the film industry. His work is immortalized in Star Trek : The Motion Picture, The Terminator, Stand by Me, The Princess Bride, Roswell, and numerous others. He shared in an Emmy Award for his many matte paintings in The Winds of War.
( sources : Wikipedia, kenmarschall.com )