Book review SHIP MODELS - Their Purpose and Development from 1650 to the Present"" by Brian Lavery

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Book Review:
SHIP MODELS
Their Purpose and Development from 1650 to the Present

by Brian Lavery and Simon Stephens

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  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd (31. December 1996)
  • Language: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0302006540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0302006542
  • Size: 25,4 x 2,5 x 29,2 cm

SYNOPSIS:

Ship models of exquisite craftsmanship have been made in Europe since the sixteenth century, when shipbuilding reached a new level of sophistication„ and there are models to reflect almost the entire range of shipping since then. In the seventeenth century models of an_ major Royal Naval warships became a standard requirement, and new tools and the use of plans enabled models to evolve into accurate, detailed and decorative versions of the great vessels they represented. The National Maritime Museum at Greenwich houses one of the most celebrated collections of ship models in the world and its riches are presented here, from the magnificent Navy Board models of Samuel Pepys's day through replicas of frigates, steamships, clippers, battleships, cargo and passenger ships, to the aircraft carriers and submarines of today. Models made by French prisoners-of-war are examined, as are the marvellous 'builders' models' made in the golden years of British shipbuilding, from 1860 to 1960, and models of ports, lighthouses, ship- and dockyards, and ships' fittings.

As well as discussing the various types of models and their uses, there are chapters on their techniques of construction, the craftsmen who made them, the history of their collection and display, and on their conservation. While casting fresh light on the role of ship models in maritime history, the new research in this survey also brings them out of the museum showcase, to provide inspiration for the modelmaker, historian and collector of today. It celebrates the ship model as a remarkable and hitherto undervalued form of applied and decorative art, and one that both aids and enriches our understanding of the complex story of human endeavour on the seas.

The book closes with the first comprehensive catalogue of ship models in the collection of the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich.


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Contents

Acknowledgments - Introduction
Part One: Purposes and Historical Development
1 Reasons for Making Models
2 Models as Historical Sources
3 The Origins of Scale Modelmaking
4 Techniques of Modelmaking
5 Modelmakers
6 Ship Models and Art
7 The National Collection at Greenwich
8 Other Collections of Models
9 Models in Museums
Part Two: Types of Model
10 Navy Board Models
11 The 'Georgian' Model
12 Rigged Models
13 Block and Half-Block Models
14 Builders' Models
15 Models and Ship Design
16 Structural Models
17 Prisoner-of-War Models
18 Waterline and Scenic Models
19 Sectional Models
20 Recreational Models
21 Models of Fittings
22 Topographical Models
23 Exhibition Models
Looking Forward - Notes - Bibliography - Index
Part Three: Catalogue of the Ship Models in the Collection of the National Maritime Museum
The Catalogue
Catalogue Contents
Ship Name Index
Object Reference Number Index


Comprehensive discussion of ship models and their uses, techniques of construction, craftsmen who made them, history of their collection and display and conservation.
Sheds fresh light on the role of ship models in maritime history and celebrates the ship model as a remarkable and hitherto undervalue form of applied and decorative art.
Book concludes with the first comprehensive catalogue of ship models in the collection of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
Profusely illustrated with magnificent full-color photos and highly detailed b & w photos


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detailed catalogue and Index
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I have this book it really is worth the money i have been reading today as a matter of fact , the model of the Egmont is amazing my holy grale
 
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