Warbirds: The Aviation Art of Adam Tooby (英语) 精装 – 2014年10月28日
Tooby is a rising star in the field of aviation art. His work currently graces the new range of Airfix model boxes and he is producing covers for well known military publisher Osprey. Moving away from traditional approaches to the subject matter, he uses computer technology to produce stunning images of some of the greatest aircraft in history.
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A usual complaint I have about aviation art books is that there's too little art and too many words but that is not the case at all here. Marvelous, large, numerous illustrations make the book thoroughly enjoyable.
My only complaint comes from the retired fighter pilot side of me and it's a complaint I have with most aviation artists... even in the midst of a swirling dogfight all of the aircraft illustrated have their flight controls dead neutral; no deflection of ailerons, rudders or elevators, even in aircraft shown generating wingtip vortices because they are pulling "G's" (hard to do with your elevator in neutral). But this is something that most folks won't even notice and it certainly didn't keep me from loving the book.
I am very pleased with the quality and content of the book. It is one of the very few aviation fine art books to feature the current generation of digital aviation art. The images are large, and there are many opportunities for visual exploration of the nuances of each subject. I enjoyed the variety of complex renderings. The text is well-written, informative, and enjoyable to read.