Flight and the Artistic Imagination

Sam Smiles

 
Date Published :
July 2012
Publisher :
Paul Holberton Publishing
Language:
English
Illustration :
50 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781907372377
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 10.25 X 8.5 inches
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$30.00

Overview
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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, José 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.

About The Author
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Sam Smiles is Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter.

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