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Fighting in the Sky

The Story in Art by Fairley, John Code: 59349 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publication date: 19/10/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020 Price: AU $75.00

Barely a decade passed from the Wright Brothers first powered flight to aircraft becoming lethal instruments of war. The Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service took off in the very early days of The Great War and captured the publics imagination and admiration. Sydney and Richard Carline happened to be both pilots and artists as was Frenchman Henri Farre. Their works inspired celebrated painters like Sir John Lavery who took to the skies in an airship in the First World War. Feeding on the demand for works depicting this new dimension of warfighting, a new genre of art was born which has remained popular ever since. During the Second World War, the paintings of Paul Nash stood out as did Eric Ravilions who, ironically, died in an air crash. War artist Albert Richards dropped with British paratroopers on D-Day. Post-war, paintings by leading British and international artists graphically illustrate conflicts such as the Falklands, Bosnia and the Gulf War. John Fairley has brought together a dazzling collection of art works covering over 100 years of air warfare, enhanced by lively and informative text. The result is a book that is visually and historically satisfying. AUTHOR: John Fairley has written numerous books on equestrian art including The Art of the Horse, Racing in Art and Great Racehorses in Art and is joint author of The Monocled Mutineer, which became a celebrated BBC television series. He is the author of Horses in The Great War, Heartbeat and Beyond and Armistice and the Aftermath all published by Pen and Sword Books. A noted documentary and sports television producer, he was Director of Programmes at Yorkshire Television. Born in Liverpool, within sight of the Grand National course, he served as an RNVR officer aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Albion. A scholar of The Queens College, Oxford, he is married, with three daughters, and lives in the Yorkshire racing town of Malton. 60 colour illustrations

Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
Publisher: PEN & SWORD
Publication date: 19/10/2020
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 246mm X 282mm
Code: 59349

John Fairley has written numerous books on equestrian art including The Art of the Horse, Racing in Art and Great Racehorses in Art and is joint author of The Monocled Mutineer, which became a celebrated BBC television series. He is the author of Horses in The Great War, Heartbeat and Beyond and Armistice and the Aftermath all published by Pen and Sword Books. A noted documentary and sports television producer, he was Director of Programmes at Yorkshire Television. Born in Liverpool, within sight of the Grand National course, he served as an RNVR officer aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Albion. A scholar of The Queens College, Oxford, he is married, with three daughters, and lives in the Yorkshire racing town of Malton.