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Wooden Warship Construction - A History in Ship Models

Year: 2017
Language: english
Author: Lavery B.
Genre: Guide
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1473894808
Format: EPUB
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 103
Description: The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich houses the largest collection of scale ship models in the world, many of which are official, contemporary artifacts made by the craftsmen of the Royal Navy or by the shipbuilders themselves. They range from the mid-seventeenth-century to the present day and represent a three-dimensional archive of unique importance and authority. Treated as historical evidence, these models offer more detail than even the most detailed plans, and demonstrate exactly what the ships looked like in a way that the finest marine painter could not.
This book takes a selection of the best models from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the end of wooden shipbuilding to describe and demonstrate the development of warship construction in all its complexity. For this purpose, it reproduces a large number of photos, all in full color, and includes many close-up and detail views. These are captioned in depth, but many are also annotated to focus attention on interesting or unusual features. Although pictorial in emphasis, the book weaves the illustrations into an authoritative text, producing an unusual and attractive form of technical history.
Additional info: Opiniones editoriales
"If you like ships, especially wooden military ones, this book will teach you a great deal. A high-quality book which is recommended to all ship historians and modellers" - Military Modelling
"This book includes plentiful visual representations of actual ships in model form and the accompanying graphics make for wonderful reading. Even if you do not read a single word in the book the models alone create enough gog in a person of any age. The models were all built to scale and the attention to detail is mesmerizing…. The pages are crisp, the illustrations and photos are clear, and I cannot express enough how enjoyable this book is to read." --Spotter Up
About the Author
BRIAN LAVERY is one of the country's leading maritime historians and the author of more than thirty books, including the highly successful Nelson's Navy and Empire of the Seas. He was for many years a curator at the National Maritime Museum and while there became an expert on its models, producing the definitive work on the collection.



Rating: 4.9 / 5 (Votes: 7)

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