A Passion for Wings
Aviation and the Western Imagination 1908-1918
ISBN10: 0300068875 ISBN13: 9780300068870 Publisher: Yale Univ Pr Published: Oct 1 1996 Weight: 2.80lbs. Height: 10.50" Width: 8.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
The invention of the aeroplane was both the realization of an age-old human fantasy and a portent of a great new future. This book tells the story of the ways in which powered flight captured the imagination of writers, artists and intellectuals, and helped to shape new visions of the world.