A Passion for Wings

Aviation and the Western Imagination, 1908-1918
Author(s): 
Wohl, Robert
ISBN: 
0300057784
Date published: 
January 1996
Hardback
Price: 
£30.00
Pages: 
320

This elegantly written, copiously illustrated book presents the first cultural history of the pioneering phase of aviation. Robert Wohl's fascinating story describes Wilbur Wright and other colourful early aeronauts, aces such as Baron von Richthofen, and the enthusiastic responses to the implications of aviation by such writers and artists as H.G. Wells, Franz Kafka, Kazimir Malevich, Robert Delaunay, Gabriele D'Annunzio and Emile Driant.