Flight and the Artistic Imagination


ISBN: 9781907372377
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Sam Smiles
Format: paperback
Edition: First
Year published: 2012
Publisher: Paul Holberton Publishing
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 96
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout

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Accompanying a major exhibition at Compton Verney, Warwickshire, this book examines the innate human desire to transcend the limitations of physiology and gravity – and to fly. Through an intriguing combination of paintings, sculpture, photographs, drawings, prints and video, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Jose Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Paul Nash, Peter Lanyon and Hiraki Sawa, the reader will be provided with a unique overview of artists’ creative responses to flight, from the earliest imaginings to an era in which space travel has allowed us to glimpse other worlds.


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