WBM is proud to introduce you to something glamourous, interesting, and historical; while at the same time, something that will be a pearl for your eyes and your knowledge: Art of Flying.
Art of Flying is the last book written by Josh Condon. He literally brings the readers through the history of flight, from the beginning of the jet age in the 1940s and 1950s, when air travel was at the forefront of technology, culture, and luxury; to the present, allowing us to discover what has changed in the art of flying. In his book, Condon explores the fascinating evolution of flights, telling us the cultural history from the mid-twentieth century to the present, from technological developments such as pressurized cabins and the Concorde to the flair of custom crew uniforms, by renowned designers including Dior, Emilio Pucci, and Moncler. Air travel throughout history is a symbol of the cutting edge.
We asked the author why did he write a book about flights. Even if Condon has covered everything from travel, technology, automotive and fashion, his response was unexpected: “People. I wrote my book because I am fascinated by how the years have changed the purpose for which we invented airplanes. At the beginning, airplanes were used to transport items, they weren’t created for humans. Over the years their use was expanded, in wars for example, airplanes were used by the military. As is the same today. I was interested in writing a book talking about flights because I am fascinated by the facts that something created for transport items or for wars in the past, is actually the most important means of transportation for human beings. Airplanes helped us to discover the world, and a lot of techological processes have been made over the years to let humans use these as much as possible.”
This book is not only historical it is a trip through the evolution of flying. It’s history, it’s technology, it’s fashion, it’s art, it’s the changing of a concept, it’s a story about people, it’s a story about fashion. We had the privilege to attend the inauguration in a sublime and sophisticated location – The Plaza Hotel. The photos are lovely and gives you a better understanding of the great aesthetic power from the cover.
A special thank to Thomas Flohr, founder and chairman of VistaJet, Nina Flohr, creative director of Vistajet, Martine and Prosper Assouline, founders of Assouline.
In partnership with VistaJet and lavishly, The Art of Flying celebrates the golden past and the dream of luxury air travel today, something that you can’t let go.
So if you are looking for a gift to present to your beloved, maid-of-honor, best man this is definitely a treasure and first class gift.