FIGUREHEADS OF THE ROYAL NAVY

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Pulvertaft, D. 240 Pág. Cartoné. 29×23.

Categoría: ISBN: 9781848321014

Descripción

This book follows the development of these diverse sculptures, esamining how the figurehead carvers interprted the names and the symbolism incorporated in their designs. Evidence is drawn from a wide range of sources:contemporary ship models, ship plans, design submitted for approval by the Navy Board and, of course, from those figureheads that have survived, Lavishly illustrated with much previously umplublished material, the book explores the wide range of subjects the were represented on the bows of Their Majesties’Ships and recounts many of their background histories. The narrative is complemented bya a comprehensive directory that lists every surviving Royal Navy figureheads, each carver’s design drawing with its source, as well as those ship plans and contemporary models that show the figurehead in detail. This combinations makes the book invaluable to a wide range of historians and researchers, but also provides fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in Britain’s maritime past.

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