WELCOME

to this book. Take the time to leaf throught it, to study the illustrations, pictures, technical data and stories. This book is the product of years of work,of thousands of hours, of travels, encounters, friendships – in other words, a project which has brought together authors, professionals, enthusiasts.

Welcome to the world of the most famous airships
in history.
Max Pinucci

BENVENUTI

in questo libro. Prendete tempo per sfogliarlo, assaporate le tavole, le foto, i dati tecnici e i racconti. Un’opera che ha significato anni di lavoro, migliaia di ore, viaggi, incontri, amicizie.
Un progetto che ha raccolto contributi di autori, esperti, appassionati.

Benvenuti nel mondo
dei dirigibili più famosi.
Max Pinucci



Airships Book

Design for greatness,
the illustrated history

A wonderful book,
a tribute to 100 years of Airships
through an innovative graphic design,
extremely detailed plates
and scientific and informative text.
Bilingual, English and Italian

The Airships page on Facebook gathers a community of more than 2,000 fans

Un meraviglioso volume,
tribute a 100 anni di dirigibili
attraverso un progetto grafico innovativo,
minuziose tavole in scala
e testi scientifici e divulgativi.
Bilingue, in italiano ed inglese

La pagina AIRSHIPS BOOK su Facebook raccoglie una community di più di 2.000 appassionati

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AIRSHIPS: The Book Trailer

AIRSHIPS: The Book Trailer

Pubblicato da Airships : : Designed for greatness, the illustrated book su Lunedì 25 gennaio 2016

overview

Overview:

114 oversize
panoramic pages
(45x28cm / 17,7” x 11”)
Printed on fine art paper

24 Historically accurate
and detailed Airships profiles
1:400 & 1:700 scale

Extensive infographic
full-color plates
(Routes, performances,
timeline, Hangars,
dimensions, sections,
Masts, bases)

Original photographs,
renderings, and
hand-drawn portraits.

Imperial and metric
Measurements and data

Bilingual text

Specifiche

114 pagine panoramiche
di grande formato
(45x28cm / 17,7” x 11”)
stampate su carte speciali

24 profili storicamente
accuratissimi e dettagliati
nelle scale 1:400 & 1:700


Tavole comparative realizzate
con le più moderne infografiche
(rotte, prestazioni,
timeline, hangars,
dimensioni, sezioni,
ormeggi, basi operative).

Fotografie originali,
rendering e ritratti fatti a mano.

Misure e dati nei sistemi
metrico e imperial.

Testo bilingue
(inglese/italiano)


CONCEPT AND COORDINATION |
IDEAZIONE E COORDINAMENTO DI

Max Pinucci

ARTWORKS AND ART DIRECTION BY |
ILLUSTRAZIONI E ART DIRECTION Di

Max Pinucci

SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR |
CONSULENZA SCIENTIFICA

Gregory Alegi

TECHNICAL ADVISOR |
CONSULENZA TECNICA

Andreas Horn

HISTORICAL ADVISOR |
CONSULENZA STORICA

Dan Grossman

Authors | AUTORI

Gregory Alegi
Sergei Bendin
Basilio Di Martino
Dan Grossman
Andreas Horn
Carl-Oscar Lawaczeck
Thibault Proux
Max Pinucci
Alastair Reid

Foreword

Bruce Dickinson

This book is different. The airship history is told through images specially created to bring back forgotten technologies, designs, sizes and performances of different airships.
These truly unusual machines were genuine ships made to sail across the sky, objects that cannot fail but to captivate those who believe in mechanics and dreams of man.

Specifically created infographics present data through a visual and comparative approach: scales, maps, histograms to allow the understanding of proportions and performances of these huge flying objects, conceived to challenge the ultimate boundary for man and his ambition: the sky. The book is filled with carefully-researched texts and finely crafted Illustrations that tell the history of these forgotten gigantic flying machines: not only their technological achievements, records or tragedies, but also their immeasurable greatness and unusual beauty. A unique project offering a new and compelling perspective on a century of airships. An international team of experts spanning from Italy to Switzerland, USA, United Kingdom, Russia, Sweden, France.

Questo libro è diverso, la storia dei dirigibili viene raccontata attraverso immagini create per parlare della tecnologia, il design, le dimensioni e le prestazioni di dirigibili. Queste straordinarie macchine erano navi fatte per solcare il cielo, non possono non affascinare coloro che credono nella tecnica e nei sogni dell’uomo.

Infografiche appositamente create presentano i dati in modo visivo e comparativo: scale, mappe, istogrammi che consentono la comprensione delle proporzioni e le prestazioni di questi enormi oggetti volanti, concepiti per affrontare l’ultima frontiera per l’uomo e per la sua ambizione: il cielo. Il libro è pieno di testi accuratamente studiati e illustrazioni accurate che raccontano la storia di queste gigantesche macchine volanti dimenticate: non solo i loro risultati tecnologici, i record o le tragedie, ma anche loro incommensurabile grandezza e inusuale bellezza. Un progetto unico che offre una nuova e avvincente prospettiva su un secolo di dirigibili. Un team internazionale di esperti dall’Italia a Svizzera, Stati Uniti, Regno Unito, Russia, Svezia, Francia.




Museum Edition

 

Realized with the highest quality printing techniquest,it is printed in small batches
without any quantitative limits.
Designed for museums and libraries,it presents the same foliation as the Collector’s and Limited,
from which it differs because
of the cover and finest quality paper.

Realizzato con tecniche di stampa di altissima qualità, viene stampata in piccole tirature
senza però limiti quantitativi. Pensata per musei e biblioteche, ha lo stesso formato e la stessa foliazione delle Collector’s e Limited,
da cui si differenzia solamente per la copertina e per il diverso tipo di carta di grande pregio.

ISBN 979-12-200-2798-4

 

125 € + shipping

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Limited Edition

 

Only 200 prints, sold-out a long time ago as well as the others. Same volume es the Limited version,
printed with different techniques on different paper types, without its unique box, nowadays the books belong to collectors, writers, artists, entrepreneurs, musicians and amateurs from across 28 countries.
An extremely precious object.

Stampata in soli 200 esemplari, è anch’essa esaurita da tempo.Stesso volume della versione Limited, stampato con differenti tecniche su tre diversi tipi di carte ma senza lo speciale box, è oggi nelle mani di collezionisti, scrittori, artisti, tecnici, imprenditori, musicisti e appassionati di 28 paesi. Un oggetto di grande pregio.

ISBN 979-12-200-0539-5

 

140 € + shipping

sold out



Collectors Edition

 

The first and most luxorious edition of the book Airships, a limited batch of 20 numbered pieces plus 5 non numbered. A walnut wood veneered laser engraved box encloses the book, introduced on a page that guarantees its uniqueness. Aimed towards collectors and amateurs, it went sold- out in a matter of just a few weeks.
But Max saved 4 pieces…

La prima e più lussuosa edizione del libro Airships, stampata in 20 esemplari numerati e in 5 non numerati. Un box impiallacciato in noce e inciso al laser racchiude il libro, introdotto da una pagina che ne garantisce l’unicità. Destinata a collezionisti e amatori, è andata esaurita in poche settimane.
Ma Max Pinucci ne ha conservato 4 esemplari…

ISBN 979-12-200-0539-5

 

240 € + shipping

sold out


reviews

My beautiful, wonderful, amazing, fantastic book on airships arrived: it is magnificent! (…) I really can appreciate all the meticulous care and attention to detail that has been so lovingly and painstakingly lavished on every page. Every time I open it, I am astonished. (…) You have laid out the information in conjunction with super clear, specially created images in a way that no other book on the subject ever has.


John Stevenson
Film director, UK

(…) So now to introduce this magnificent book. Because this book, whilst beautifully executed and whilst drawing on excruciating technical detail, is not for me merely a technical history. It is a depiction of man’s soul in his quest for flight (…)


Bruce Dickinson
Musician and pilot, UK

A knock at the door tonight. It was a neighbour who had taken in a special delivery for me. Oh my word! The book is astonishing. I lost count of the times I turned a page and just gasped. Utterly brilliant. A real treasure.


Art Lewry
Creative director, Illustrator, UK

I just received the book. I must say that I knew it’ll be great, but I didn’t expect it would as good. Wonderful work, specially illustrations and general design. I’m sure it’ll be not only the most interesting book I ever found,but also a great source for me to start writing about airships. (…) Thanks a lot!


Michał Banach
Poland

Having this book (…) signifies experiencing the pleasure of lecture – a true journey – with the exact gloriousness and solemn slowness of airships.


Sergio Barlocchetti
Journalist and pilot, Italy

Just wanted to add my congratulations and thanks to Max and his team for producing THE definitive illustrated reference book on airships of the world. Classy and sexy, this will take pride of place in my airship book collection.


Alistair Kerr
Scotland, UK

Words cannot describe…..(…) The best I can say is, this is the way the ultimate airship book should be done. Extra wide formate, great detail in the illustrations, ultimate attention paid to all detail.


David Smith
USA

It has been a pleasure to follow the design and making of AIRSHIPS and to hold a copy in my hands is a wonderful feeling. Such superb quality, and the contents bring the subject to life in a fresh exciting way, whether you are new to the subject or already passionate.


Robin Batchelor
UK

(…) we have not yet seen such a beautiful book on aviation.


SmartAge.pl
Web portal, Poland

Thanks for your beautiful job. What a treat! the book is marvelous.


Nicolas Regamey, Typesetter and printer, Switzerland

It is a magnificent work! (…) I already have a special place for it in my library.


David Fowler
USA

The latest addition to my books collection, the biggest one. A truly Great book!


Enrico Petrucci
Italy

The book is magnificent! Each illustration is a work of art and the level of detail within each one is incredible! Later this week when I have more time to enjoy the book I’ll post favourable reviews online. This book is visually stunning and beautifully captures the magic, romance and adventure that people have come to associate with airships.


Phil Massaad
Australia

The BOOK arrived! I refer to it as the BOOK, as it truly stands alone and proudly as the consummate book about AIRSHIPS! (…) I have countless books on the subject of LTA, but now, I have the one that truly is a masterpiece, not just for its magnificent content/imagery, but for its design, layout format and presentation of the information contained within (…) and captivates the reader/viewer as none before this!


John M. Mellberg
USA

To meet the man who created this wonderful book and to hear about the subtle secrets of design and the diligent attention to historical correctness even further augmented my admiration for this masterpiece.


Daniel Wibbing
Germany

The latest addition to my books collection, the biggest one. A truly Great book!Your fabulous book arrived today and it is beautiful! And the R101 print, brilliant as well! Thank you so much MaxThe latest addition to my books collection, the biggest one. A truly Great book!


Derek Harrington
Classic Airships
France

A book mostly dedicated to imagery deserves a photo-collection: in this gallery we can take a closer look to the book and its accessories, its making-of, exhibitions, installations and presentations across several cities. A tribute to the book and its authors, as well as a tribute to collaborators and whoever have been looking forward to having this book in his own library.

Un libro che dedica così ampio spazio all’immagine merita una raccolta di foto: in queste gallery è possibile osservare in dettaglio il libro e i suoi accessori, la sua realizzazione, mostre, installazioni e presentazioni allestite e tenute in tante città. Un omaggio al libro e ai suoi autori, ma anche a chi ha collaborato e a chi lo ha voluto nella propria biblioteca.


presentations & exhibitions