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Looping the Loop:

Posters Of Flight


AMBASSADOR HENRY VILLARD


WILLIS M. ALLEN


Published in CONJUNCTION with               

the Smithsonian Institution



Rich

New York Times


“A must”     

USA Today



“Wonderful”    

Air & Space Smithsonian


“Soars”

Chicago Tribune


“Gorgeous”

Library Journal


LOOPING THE LOOP tells of the passion for flight with an array of 102 rare posters spanning the years of Early Flight, World War I, The Golden Age of Aviation, and World War II.

Published in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution companion exhibition, these vibrant, colorful, hallmark designs each on their own full page, provide an artistic and historical retrospective. The late Ambassador Henry Serrano Villard (1900 – 1996), a statesman, philanthropist, and scholar, is considered to have been one of the world’s leading authorities on early aviation.


The book is based largely on Mr. Villard’s never-before-published personal accounts from attending worldly early aviation events. Through his eloquent, graceful writing, he leaves a legacy of love and understanding of man and flight.

AMBASSADOR HENRY SERRANO VILLARD

was an accomplished writer receiving acclaim for several of his books including Contact: The Story of Early Birds and Hemingway in Love and War.


WILLIS M. ALLEN is past president of the International Aerospace Hall of Fame.

$39.95 cloth

ISBN 0-9670076-2-3/ 10” x 13”

102 full-color illustrations with

accompanying historical text

160 pages

AVIATION, poster art,

National Air and Space Museum