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In a Willian S Phillips paintinga tight formation of F 4 Phantoms screaming over Crater Lake, Oregon the Blue Angels soaring near the California coast a violent confrontation between a German Bf 109 and a RAF Spitfire above Sussexs Beachy Head a line of Bell Hueys passing through a monsoon soaked valley in Vietnama viewer can almost feel the pressure on his body from the groundblurring speed of the plane, his mouth go dry in the desert air, or the chill on his neck when its so cold it hurts to breathe Phillips is also a superb landscape and skyscape painter who places his subjects in geographic and historical context A wealth of aviation and military history by Ann and Charlie Cooper accompanies the paintings, as do Phillipss own archival photographs....

Title : Into the Sunlit Splendor: The Aviation Art of William S. Phillips
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ISBN : 0867130938
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : The Greenwich Workshop Press October 1, 2005
Number of Pages : 224 pages
File Size : 895 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Into the Sunlit Splendor: The Aviation Art of William S. Phillips Reviews

  • Cam Martin @xplanes
    2018-10-18 06:46

    This is simply a magnificent book. I own three dozen other aviation fine art books. If I could have only one of them on my shelf, it would be this one. I'll try to explain why.

  • BILL
    2018-09-24 02:46


  • D. F. Jones
    2018-09-26 01:45

    William S Phillips is one of the very top aviation artists, and this collection of his work certainly says why. He is very accurate in his depiction of various aircraft, but also places them in settings that evoke the wonder and romance of flight. I greatly enjoy the book. It's the sort of book you can just crack open anywhere and what you see will please and interest you. Yes, the captions are sometimes a bit corny, but the text gives good historic context to the paintings, and the text gives a window into exactly who this very talented artist is. Very worthwhile purchase!

  • C J
    2018-09-26 01:56

    Incredible book!! If you like aviation and history, you will love this book. The art is amazing!!! I can't say enough about this artist.

  • rdt
    2018-10-07 02:44

    I am more of a fan of Phillips "nostalgia" pictures than just the airplane pictures, so I was a little disappointed in the treatment of them. Several were cover pages with printing on them which ruined the nostalgia mood. Several were too small. Several were good. If you are a fan of all of Phillips paintings, then you must have this. The quality is excellent.

  • John R. Linnell
    2018-10-02 04:52

    This is simply too good a collection of paintings to not own it. You will enjoy leafing through this book at odd times, getting lost in the picture that is before you and forgetting that it is art and not a slice of life.

  • S. Fox
    2018-09-29 08:52

    Whether an old hand or new to aviation art, this is the book to own. Phillips' art is in itself amazing. However, the presentation and accompanying words make the book even better. The size of the book ensures the reader can appreciate the art without the distraction of page gutters and make it perfect for display. Ann and Charlie Cooper have done a wonderful job describing the thoughts and ideas behind each piece of art - very well researched. You won't be disappointed.

  • D. R. Stine
    2018-10-20 00:54

    A great collection of details about the artist, his revelations of His creation and the aeronautical, technological and historical creations of mankind, both in war and peace. I couldn't be happier with a book in my library.