This is an astonishing book, well - illustrated with sketches and colour artistic creations, that shows an artist's personal view of the design of aircraft.
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This is a book for all aircraft aficionado wether they be designers, engineers, fliers or simply buffs ; the host of superb sketches and paintings, many in full colour, provide a comprehensive gallery for this field of historic human achievement. The author's text expresses his thoughts and feelings as he approaches each new subject ’ live ’ as it rests on the ground at factory, airfield or museum and one cannot help but share in his undisguised enthusiasm for the subject. This book will undoubtedly influence the reader's future contemplation of all aircraft bringing new appreciation to form and function.
Evan Ivory ( 1931 - 2018 ) was born and educated in St. Albans ( Hertfordshire, England ), later studying illustration, design and typography at the St. Albans and Watford Schools of Art and Design, gaining the National Diploma in Design. After serving two years National Service in Germany, in the Royal Signals Regiment, he worked as a technical illustrator and designer. Following a year - long sabbatical to write and create a book devoted to his favourite aircraft from the Second World War, he lectured in colleges in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire until his retirement in the 1980's.
A highly respected artist, Evan is best known for his watercolours, drawn on site, of aircraft, ruined castles and landscapes, especially from the Lake District, Cornwall and Greece.
( sources : CHRIS BEETLES GALLERY, Natural Partners Art )