The Sailing Frigate


A History in Ship Models

By: Robert Gardiner
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781848322950
Published: 2nd February 2016
RRP / Print Price: £16.99

Current purchase price:
£16.99

The Sailing Frigate

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich houses the largest collection of scale ship models in the world, many of which are official, contemporary artefacts made by the craftsmen of the navy or the shipbuilders themselves, and ranging from the mid seventeenth century to the present day. As such they represent a three-dimensional archive of unique importance and authority. Treated as historical evidence, they offer more detail than even the best plans, and demonstrate exactly what the ships looked like in a way that even the finest marine painter could not achieve. 

This book was the first of a series which takes selections of the best models to tell the story of specific ship types – in this case, the evolution of the cruising ship under sail. Each volume reproduces a large number of model photos, all in full colour, and including 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 pictures into an authoritative text, producing an unusual and attractive form of technical history.

While the book is of particular interest to ship modellers, all those with an interest in ship design and development will attracted to the in-depth analysis of this beautifully presented book, now in an affordable paperback format.

 




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