May 18, 2012

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection

Collection Number: 2230

Post Type: Book

This item was entered by Matthew Sutton. They assume full responsibility for all content.

Artist or Author: Maxwell Eden

Creation Year: 1989

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ISBN: 0-8069-6712-9 Language: English Description: "Kites have come a long way since ancient kings duelled with them centuries ago and Benjamin Franklin flew one during that now historic thunderstorm.

Many people today still take as little as 10 minutes to fashion a sled kite from a plastic garbage bag and two dowel sticks, but there are many other kites of unlimited size and imagination, By using the latest high-tech materials and principles of weight-and-lift capacity, a kite maker can construct dozens of different, exciting new kites-all the way up to a 22-foot-wide, 10-foot-high delta kite of ripstop nylon, Dacron and aircraft aluminum tubing. Maxwell Eden, the author of Kiteworks, should know: He has created a promotional kite of this immensity plus hundreds of others, original in design and aerodynamically sound.

Kiteworks is rich in myths, anecdotes, and little-known facts and discoveries. When you read this fascinating, truly ultimate book on the experience of making and flying kites, be advised of one fact: Making and launching wildly colorful, spectacular kites is contagious!"

286 pages

Geographic: United States

Materials: Paper

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