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eBook Magnificent Book of Kites: Explorations in Design, Construction, Enjoyment Flight ePub

by Maxwell Eden

  • ISBN: 1579120253
  • Category: Crafts and Hobbies
  • Subcategory: Hobby
  • Author: Maxwell Eden
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal; First Edition edition (January 4, 1998)
  • Pages: 464
  • ePub book: 1364 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1460 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 903

Description

Eden Maxwell is a painter, writer, and kiteflier of some note.

Eden Maxwell is a painter, writer, and kiteflier of some note. He grew up on the mean streets of the inner city and fought his way out of the projects to find his walking shoes. He has contributed to many publications-from Popular Science to the Encyclopedia Britannica, and his art is in private collection here and abroad. Eden's the bestselling author of Kiteworks and The Magnificent Book of Kites, Sterling Publishing; he's also ghostwritten books for HarperCollins and Kensington publishers.

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Over 1500 illustrations cover the process of building a range of kites-including 37 of the world's most popular models: the Bug, the Sting Ray, the Kaleidakite, three kinds of Fighters, and Stunt Kits, plus others that resemble a coffee cup, sled, and even an immense dragonfly.

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Whether you yearn for a simple project or an award-winning beauty, this unbeatable guide has more than 1,500 illustrations that show how to build a range of kites-including 37 of the most popular models from bugs to fighters. Stop there, or use the patterns as a take-off point for creating something special. With basic instructions on aerodynamics, sewing, heat-sealing, and safety. Bonus: lists of nationwide festivals, kite clubs, and stunt kiting groups.

The most comprehensive and fully illustrated bible to kite design, construction and flying basics ever published.

Magnificent Books of Kites by Maxwell Eden. The Magnificent Book of Kites-Explorations in Design, Construction, Enjoyment and Flight. New York: Sterling Publishing Company. Kiting to Record Altitudes by Richard P. Synergy (Mar 1, 1994). Lenna, Lenna Leijani by Marten Bondestam. The Ultimate Kite Book : complete guide to choosing, making and flying kites of all kinds (1992) by Paul and Helene Morgan. Wings of Resistance, The Giant Kites of Guatemala by Christopher Ornelas, 2012. World on a String: The Story of Kites by Jane Yolen. William Collins and World Publishing, 1968. Bu kitaba önizleme yap . Kullanıcılar ne diyor?

Eden Maxwell is a painter, writer, and kiteflier of some note.

The most comprehensive and fully illustrated bible to kite design, construction and flying basics ever published.

Comments

Eng.Men Eng.Men
If you ever considered making or building a kite out of modern materials - and by that I mean sewing with ripstop nylong and using fiberglass or carbon spars - then this is the book for you.

Although the book covers the basics on paper and plastic kites, where it excels is describing - step by step - the process and steps involved in sewing kites out of ripstop nylon and framing them up. It demystifies the process and lets you realize that you really can do it. Then the book contains over 1500 detailed illustrations in plans and instructions for creating many, many different types of kites. Whereas most kite plans found on the internet are one page and assume the user knows the details on how to sew and reinforce and connect frames - the plans in the book contain discussions on each step. Importantly, it also tells you the order in which to take the steps. Design principles and how they affect the flight of the kite are explained clearly.

In response to other criticisms, it is true that the descriptions in the plans are not always perfect and may take some puzzling out. But there really is not another book out there with more detail and effort in explaining the building of some complicated kites. There are some punctuation issues as well - but given that this book is an instruction manual and not a novel - they are not material.

This book is a revised edition of Maxwell's 1989 best-seller "Kiteworks." The layout of "Maginficent" is changed, and it contains what was at the time new information about kites and the Web, creating kites using computers, and a materials directory. It also addressed kiteboarding, surfing, skiing et al. for the first time. Unfortunately, since the 1998 hardback publication the information on these subjects has changed alot and this book is not definitive or particularly useful on these subjects.
Zainn Zainn
This book is a little outdated on some of the materials you will use, but the information and kites are wonderful. I love it and do not care that some of the materials have gotten better. I would make this my first purchase for making kites. The details and photos are great. I have made four kites from here and they all fly very well. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Yayrel Yayrel
wonderful book that give clear directions for building and flying your own kites, but is a functional duplicate of his previous work
Orll Orll
good
hardy hardy
This book has an array of kites from easy to make to complicated ones. It has step by step instructions and are easy to follow. I bought it to teach students and they had a ball. Is good for elementary to high school students and also for parents to teach their children the fun of kite creation.
Dalarin Dalarin
So many different ideas!
Cyregaehus Cyregaehus
Love it.
This book has a much better layout than Kiteworks, a 1989 book by Maxwell Eden. The plans are a little more oraganized. The only new material is the section that compares kitemaking materials. I think the overall flow is good and it provides a good introduction to making kites.