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Patton, Phil

Overview
Works: 68 works in 174 publications in 7 languages and 6,492 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Fantasy films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Director, Contributor, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Film editor
Classifications: G445, 910.41
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Phil Patton
Voyager by Jeana Yeager( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the two air pilots who were the first to fly a plane around the world nonstop without refueling
Made in U.S.A. : the secret histories of the things that made America by Phil Patton( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trace the evolution of objects, products and related ideas in American ; things such as bridges, land yachts, the Pullman parlor car, Airstream trailor, selectric tylpewriter, Model T, DC-3, self-service, the jukebox, Lee jeans and many others
Open road : a celebration of the American highway by Phil Patton( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bug : the strange mutations of the world's most famous automobile by Phil Patton( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Volkswagen Beetle, from its first introduction as a Nazi propaganda tool and its postwar status as a countercultural icon to its successful revision in 1998, citing the model's reflection of cultural and political history
Dreamland : travels inside the secret world of Roswell and Area 51 by Phil Patton( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a place in the Nevada desert the size of Belgium that doesn't officially exist. It is the airbase where test flights of our top-secret experimental military aircraft are conducted and --not coincidentally--where the conspiracy theorists insist the Pentagon is hiding UFOs and aliens. This is Dreamland--or Area 51. For Phil Patton, the idea of writing a travel account of a place he couldn't actually visit was irresistible. What he found was a world where Chick Yeager and the secret planes of the Cold War converged with the Nevada Test Site and alien landings at Roswell. A think tank for aviation engineering, Dreamland can be seen from a summit outside the base's perimeter, a hundred miles north of Las Vegas. On Freedom Ridge, groups of airplane buffs gather with their camouflage outfits and binoculars. These are the Stealth chasers, the Skunkers, guys with code names like Agent X and Zero, hoping for a glimpse of the rumored raylike shapes of planes like Black Manta and "the mother ship." The most mysterious craft is Aurora, the successor to the legendary U-2, said to run on methane and fly as fast as Mach 6. Scanning the same horizon, the UFO buffs are looking for the hovering lights and doughnut-shaped contrails of alien aircraft. Are they looking at something sinister and mysterious' Imagined' Or more terrestrial than they think' Dreamland shows how much we need mystery in the information age, and how the cultures of nuclear power and airpower merge with the folklores of extraterrestrials and earthly conspiracies. Patton found people who found themselves in the mysteries of the place. John Lear, the son of aviation pioneer Bill Lear--who gave his name to the jet--served as a pilot for the CIA's Air America, but back home, he became fascinated by UFOs and eventually believed in it all: the underground bases, the alien-human hybrids, the secret treaties. But was he a true believer, or part of a disinformation campaign' Bob Lazar seems to know when the saucers will come, and has made three clear sightings at night along Dreamland's perimeter, but is his story real, or a vision of what's possible' Dreamland is an exploration of America's most secret place: the base for our experimental airplanes, the fount of UFO rumors, an offshoot of the Nevada Test Site. How this "blackspot" came to exist--its history, its creators, its spies and counterspies--is Phil Patton's tale. He tunnels into the subcultures of the conspiracy buffs, the true believers, and the aeronautic geniuses, creating a novelistic tour de force destined to make us all rethink our convictions about American know-how--and alien inventiveness
Razzle-dazzle : the curious marriage of television and professional football by Phil Patton( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roadside America : architectural relics from a vanishing past = Architektonische Relikte einer vergangenen Epoche = reliques architecturales d'une époque disparque by John Margolies( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the advent of corporate communications and architectural uniformity, America's built environment was a free-form landscape of individual expression. Signs, artifacts, and even buildings ranged from playful to eccentric, from deliciously cartoonish to quasipsychedelic. PhotographerJohn Margolies spent over three decades and drove more than 100,000 miles documenting these fascinating and endearingly artisanal examples of roadside advertising and fantasy structures, a fast-fading aspect of Americana. This book brings together approximately 400 color photographs of main street signs, movie theaters, gas stations, fast food restaurants, motels, roadside attractions, miniature golf courses, dinosaurs, giant figures and animals, and fantasy coastal resorts. In an age when online shopping and mega-malls have reconfigured American consumerism, stripping away idiosyncracy in favor of a bland homogeneity, Margolies's elegiac 30-year survey reminds us of a more innocent, unpredictable and colorful past.--From publisher description
Michael Graves designs : the art of the everyday object by Phil Patton( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20th century classic cars : 100 years of automotive ads : 100 jahre autowerbung : 100 ans de publicité automobile by Jim Heimann( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Automobiles of the 20th Century offers a lush visual history of the automobile, decade by decade, via 500 plus print advertisements from the Jim Heimann Collection. Advertising has always been the dream work of industry, and nowhere is this more evident than in the world of auto advertising. Narrated with introductory and chapter text by New York Times automotive writer Phil Patton, as well as an illustrated timeline and sidebars, this volume highlights the technological innovations, major manufacturers and dealers, influential historical events, and the influence of popular culture on car design. The car is an indicator of more than mere technological innovation; its trends are a reflection of the cultural zeitgeist, whether in the form of a VW Beetle or a road-ready Hummer. The Stone Age, the Bronze Age ours could be called the Automobile Age, and this collection puts you in the drivers seat through the 20th century
Highway : America's endless dream by Jeffrey T Brouws( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in dreamland : the secret history of Area 51 by Phil Patton( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret history of area 51
Snow queen by H. C Andersen( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brave little girl is intent on finding her best friend after he is put under the spell of the beautiful but chilling Snow Queen
20th century classic cars by Jim Heimann( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20th Century Classic Cars offers a lush visual history of the automobile, decade by decade, via 400 plus print advertisements from the Jim Heimann Collection. Using imagery culled from a century of auto advertising, this book traces the evolution of the auto from horseless carriage to rocket on wheels and beyond. With an introduction and chapter text by New York Times automotive writer Phil Patton, as well as an illustrated timeline, this volume highlights the technological innovations, major manufacturers and dealers, historical events, and influence of popular culture on car design. Time travel through the Automobile Age, with a collection that puts you in the drivers seat
Top this and other parables of design : selected writings by Phil Patton( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In September 2015 the world lost Phil Patton--prolific design writer, teacher and tantalizing wordsmith. Patton's insatiable curiosity, sense of humor and keen eye made for the most compelling reads. Whether he was chronicling design minutia, quirky anecdotes or bizarre tales, Phil's hundreds of books, columns, articles and posts always delivered a new account. As his editor at i-D magazine, Chee Pearlman, said, "His insight takes the reader beyond the object to an understanding of its broadest sociological context." No topic eluded him, and for a large part of his 40-year career he championed automobiles, technology and product design. Roger Black, designer, writer and longtime colleague and friend of Patton's wrote, "He taught The New York Times--by example--to cover design. The domino effect, the rest of the media followed." With an introduction by Edward Tufte and foreword by Caroline Baumann, this volume compiles 40 selections representing the wide range of interests and fascinations that occupied his thoughts. Punctuated by images of ideas and lists from notebooks he carried everywhere, Top This and Other Parables of Design is an intimate and portable companion for those who choose to always have a witty, informed friend around
Bill Traylor : high singing blue by Bill Traylor( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cars, culture, and the city by Donald Albrecht( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autodesign international : Marken, Modelle und ihre Macher by Bernd Polster( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BMW art cars( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve years after the first Benz patent motorcar Number 1 made its first journey in July 1886, a car raced across the image in Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's lithograph, 'The Automobilist'. 'La 628-E8', a novel named after the license plate number of its author, Octave Mirbeau, was published in the early twentieth century. In his Futurist manifesto, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti rated the beauty of a racecar's revving engine and speed higher than the aesthetics of the Nike of Samothrace. Ever since its invention, artists have been examining the automobile, and the BMW Art Cars have played a central role here. Alexander Calder's BMW 3.0 CSL from 1975 was the first in a series brought to life by Hervé Poulain, lover of auto racing and works of art, in collaboration with BMW's head of motorsports, Jochen Neerpasch. Seventeen artists have since designed BMW models, and the "rolling sculptures" have not only proved themselves in museums, but also on the race track at Le Mans
Bug : the strange mutations of the Volkswagen Beetle, the world's most famous car by Phil Patton( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baseball( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Patton, Lewis Foster

Languages
English (103)

German (8)

Spanish (3)

Swedish (2)

Italian (2)

French (1)

Dutch (1)

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Dreamland : travels inside the secret world of Roswell and Area 51Roadside America : architectural relics from a vanishing past = Architektonische Relikte einer vergangenen Epoche = reliques architecturales d'une époque disparqueMichael Graves designs : the art of the everyday object20th century classic cars : 100 years of automotive ads : 100 jahre autowerbung : 100 ans de publicité automobileHighway : America's endless dreamTravels in dreamland : the secret history of Area 51Cars, culture, and the cityBug : the strange mutations of the Volkswagen Beetle, the world's most famous car