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David Pelham

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-017-8
Trim Size: 7 1/2 X 7 1/2

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An object of endless allure since ancient times, the kite to this day has an enchanting and seductive quality recognized by young and old alike. Beginning with a fascinating and complete history of kites and kite flying, Pelham recounts how kites have not only provided endless hours of pleasure, relaxation, and exercise but eminently practical uses as well throughout the ages. This marvelously illustrated book contains absolutely all the facts about the construction and flying of kites and includes over 100 how-to diagrams, from the simple to the challenging, from paper to fabric, with all the information necessary for building kites from scratch.

"Both a gripping historical account and a practical reference work for all."--The Times (London)

David Pelham is an acclaimed designer who has been Art Director of Studio International and Harper's Bazaar. He has won several major design awards, and his work is represented in museums in Europe and the U.S. For twelve years he was Art Director of Penguin Books. He has been interested in kites since childhood.

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