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Wooden Ship: The Art, History and Revival of Wooden Boat Building

Spectre, Peter H.; Larkin, David

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ISBN 10: 0395566924 / ISBN 13: 9780395566923
Editorial: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1996
Condición: Mint Encuadernación de tapa dura
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WOODEN SHIP The Art, History, and Revival of Wooden Boatbuilding. Peter H. Spectre and David Larkin. Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1991 First Edition ISBN 9780395566923 272pp Illustrated Hardback. This mint unread copy is bound in cloth covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine, tight, white, bright and square. The unclipped dust wrapper is in mint condition. The wooden ship is probably the most complex wooden structure devised by man: a vast three-dimensional sculpture built from countless pieces fitted together like a jigsaw. This book explores this structure from its earliest and simplest forms, like the birch-bark canoe, to its modern descendants: the sophisticated racers and pleasure crafts of the 20th century. Each step in this boat-building evolution is illuminated by photographs, diagrams and historical material. From dugouts and dinghys to warships and workboats, this book celebrates the illustrious art, craft and history of wooden boat-building. A foremost attraction to this sizeable book is it's huge flotilla of photography. The reader will uncover a fine collection of coloured images, many in full page and double page layouts. Illustrating in depth the highly involved art of boat building and its engineering history. The book elaborates on the construction ingenuity to various ships and the livelihood of their owners throughout the ages, from Viking to whaling. This large book measures 31cms by 24cms by 3.5cms and weighs in at 2 Kilos. Overseas customers will need to be quoted international postal rates. Ref QQ1 Size: 272pp. N° de ref. de la librería 014644

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Título: Wooden Ship: The Art, History and Revival of...

Editorial: Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Año de publicación: 1996

Encuadernación: Hardback

Condición del libro:Mint

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Mint

Edición: First Edition.

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The wooden ship is probably the most complex wooden structure devised by man: a vast three-dimensional sculpture built from countless pieces fitted together like a jigsaw. This book explores this structure from its earliest and simplest forms, like the birch-bark canoe, to its modern descendants: the sophisticated racers and pleasure crafts of the 20th century. Each step in this boat-building evolution is illuminated by photographs, diagrams and historical material. From dugouts and dinghys to warships and workboats, this book celebrates the illustrious art, craft and history of wooden boat-building.

About the Author:

Larkin is the editor-designer of the best-selling Barn and Shaker and the author of Farm, among many other books published here and abroad. He currently lives in Cherry Plain, New York.

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