Herreshoff: American Masterpieces

Author: Maynard Bray,Benjamin Mendlowitz,Claas van der Linde

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393248496

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

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Elegant by design and spectacular in performance, thirty-six iconic Herreshoff boats are showcased in magnificent photographs and original drawings. The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company—led by its founding spirit, the brilliant designer Captain Nathanael Greene Herreshoff (1848–1938)— constructed the most thrilling, innovative, and graceful boats ever built in the United States, not only lavish yachts and thoroughbred racing classes but also daysailers and dinghies, weekend cruisers and motor launches. Marine historian Maynard Bray and Herreshoff expert Claas van der Linde, in collaboration with renowned nautical photographer Benjamin Mendlowitz, present the very finest of the Herreshoff designs afloat today, with insightful commentary on design evolution in every facet from lines to displacement to hardware, accompanied by full-color images of each vessel both in detail and under way, as well as unique color reproductions of Herreshoff’s own archival plans and drawings. Each entry incorporates a history of the boat (or class), its owners, race results, and fate, celebrating the many that still grace our waters.
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Herreshoff

American Masterpieces

Author: Maynard Bray,Benjamin Mendlowitz,Claas van der Linde

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393089097

Category: Sailboats

Page: 272

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Elegant by design and spectacular in performance, thirty-six iconic Herreshoff boats are showcased in magnificent photographs and original drawings.
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Sensible cruising designs

Author: Lewis Francis Herreshoff

Publisher: International Marine Publishing Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 393

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L. Francis Herreshoff created some great yacht designs. His designs are marked by clean, sweeping lines and a simplicity of hull and rig that show that they have been drawn by a true artist. In each design, he strips away every non-essential and leaves the true elements of a masterpiece. His father, Nathanael G. Herreshoff, had the same genius, but whereas the work of the father emphasized engineering perfection, the work of the son emphasized artistic perfection. Francis Herreshoff's work certainly shows the influence of his father, but his designs are tempered with an even older tradition. One of Captain Nat's famous designs was the little Buzzards Bay 12 1/2-footer, which may be examined in the plans at the back of this book in the form of Francis Herreshoff's slightly enlarged copy, the Buzzards Bay 14-footer. It is interesting to note the influence of this design on L. Francis' well-known cruising ketch, the H-28. But the schooner yacht America, which came out decades before Captain Nat began designing yachts, also had considerable influence on several famous Francis Herreshoff designs, such as the Tioga II, now Ticonderoga. And L. Francis was obviously intrigued with the possibilities of the double-ender, an ancient form of hull. The primary designs in this book are based on L. Francis Herreshoff's series of articles in the Rudder magazine of the 1940's and 1950's detailing how to build many of his designs. It was a very popular series, and a considerable number of boats were built according to the plans and instructions L. Francis included. We have added to these design plans for 46 additional small craft and cruising yachts designed by L. Francis. It is our hope that his book will lead to the building of more and more boats from the designs of L. Francis Herreshoff. There could be no more fitting tribute to him.
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The Book of Wooden Boats

Author: Benjamin Mendlowitz,Maynard Bray

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393048993

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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Photographs highlight the beauty and craftsmanship of restored wooden boats and new boats built from traditional and new designs
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The Golden Age of Yachting

Author: L. Francis Herreshoff,Peter H. Spectre

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 1574092510

Category: History

Page: 189

View: 7644

L. Francis Herreshoff came from a family that designed and built some of the finest yachts the world has ever seen.
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Herreshoff Sailboats

Author: Gregory O. Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610604031

Category:

Page: N.A

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Temple to the Wind

The Story of America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Masterpiece, Reliance

Author: Christopher Pastore

Publisher: Globe Pequot

ISBN: 9781592285570

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 290

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Reliance was a yacht like no other, built in 1903, the peak of the age of sail. A marvel of her time, Reliance's mast towered 196 feet above the water, with sails stretching 202 feet from the bowsprit to the boom's end. Many said Reliance, carrying more sail than any boat before or since, was simply too dangerous to sail, but the stakes were awesome: The America's Cup in 1903 was more than a gentleman's game; it was an all-or-nothing contest between two great rivals, rivals, Britain and America, with all the intensity of the later race into space. Behind Reliance was a gallery of American greats. There was Nathaniel Herreshoff, perhaps our greatest yacht designer, also known as the Wizard of Bristol. And there were the robber barons who made America, men like J. P. Morgan and John Rockefeller. Such men spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to win the America's Cup. On the other side of the Atlantic, Thomas Lipton, scrappy founder of the Lipton tea and grocery empire, put his personal fortune behind the construction of an equally bold challenger, his Shamrock. From conception to construction, through hair-raising sea trials--two men died in separate incidents testing the yachts--to the grand finale of a race like no other, author Christopher Pastore brings to life this most beautiful and dangerous vessel, as well as the hearts it won and the hearts it broke. It is simply one of the most exciting sea tales ever told.
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Temple to the Wind

The Story of the Twentieth Century's Greatest Navel Architect and His Epic America's Cup Yacht, Reliance

Author: Christopher Pastore

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9780762784356

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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By the turn of the twentieth century, racing for the America's Cup was no longer simply a gentleman's game. Fraught with danger and political tension, the contest for the Cup had become a showcase of technological innovation and national grit. In 1903, the fabulously wealthy tea tycoon, Sir Thomas Lipton, gave Britain's most celebrated naval architects carte blanche to produce Shamrock III. In response, the American designer Nathanael G. Herreshoff built Reliance, a defender that was so big and bold--carrying more canvas than any single-masted vessel ever before--that it ushered in a new era of naval architecture and fundamentally shaped the future of the America's Cup. From conception to construction, through hair-raising sea trials to the grand finale of a race like no other, this beautiful and dangerous vessel comes to life in Temple to the Wind, one of the most exciting sailing stories ever told.
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Classic Sailing Yachts

Author: Jill Bobrow

Publisher: White Star Editions

ISBN: 9788854409101

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 6382

A well-built sailing vessel is a sight to behold—likened by poets since Homer to the most stunning shapes of the natural world.Classic Sailing Yachts celebrates that beauty with page after page of gorgeous photography accompanied by detailed information on design, materials, vintage, and builders. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific vessel, with in-depth discussion of her provenance, construction, and sailing characteristics.
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The Guide to Wooden Boats

Schooners, Ketches, Cutters, Sloops, Yawls, Cats

Author: Benjamin Mendlowitz,Maynard Bray

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393040456

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 167

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A beautiful and handy guide to sailing vessels by Benjamin Mendlowitz, America's preeminent photographer of wooden boats. Over the years, Benjamin Mendlowitz has compiled a photo archive of thousands of wooden boats from which he has created this photographic guide to all kinds of sailing vessels. Virtually all the major designers are represented, from John Alden's lovely gaff-rigged schooner Voyager and the innovative Sparkman and Stephens yawl Dorade, to the classic Herreshoff New York 30 sloop Amorita, the lovely Fife ketch Belle Aventure, and many more. Maynard Bray provides notes and specifications for 145 boats that are divided by types and shown in full color. Sailors will want this book for pleasure as well as for identifications. Wooden-boat lovers will find it a feast for the eye and the imagination.
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The Annotated Sailing Alone Around the World

Author: Joshua Slocum

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 1574092758

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

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Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail alone around the world. It was a feat that made him the "patron saint" of small boat sailors everywhere. His voyage, retold in Sailing Alone Around the World, took place from 1895 to 1898. It made Slocum and his little boat Spray forever famous. Rod Scher received his M.Ed. from the University of Oregon. A longtime boating enthusiast, writer, and former English teacher, he is currently VP of Technology for Class.com. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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Wood, Water & Light

Classic Wooden Boats

Author: Benjamin Mendlowitz,Joel White

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393033274

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 177

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Profiles over twenty wooden boats, including yachts, racers, sloops, sardine carriers, and lobster boats
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Ultimate Classic Yachts

20 of the World's Most Beautiful Classic Yachts

Author: Nic Compton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472926471

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Former Classic Boat editor Nic Compton has spent over 20 years sailing and photographing classic yachts, and this is the culmination of his decades-long passion - a stunning collection showcasing the 20 most beautiful and fascinating classic boats still sailing today. They include: Bona Fide - the original fin-keeler that was 70 years ahead of her time Inward Bound - a 35ft cutter built in Argentina using salvaged timber from the General Belgrano Madoc - a 24ft clinker yawl built on a Tasmanian beach by hand Partridge - an 1885 cutter that took 18 years to restore Solway Maid - the last surviving William Fife yacht Timeless and magnificent, these yachts all have a story to tell, and they are captured with glorious full colour photography.
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Hinckley Yachts

An American Icon

Author: Nick Voulgaris, III

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847842155

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

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The book showcases the rich history, classic design, and the legendary work of the handcrafted Hinckley yachts from 1928 to today.
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Dick Carter

Yacht Designer in the Golden Age of Offshore Racing

Author: Dick Carter

Publisher: Seapoint Books

ISBN: 9780997392074

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 5176

Dick Carter, the enfant terrible of ocean racing the in 1960s and 1970s suddenly disappeared from sailboat racing is 1975. Many of his colleagues thought he had died. Dick Carter has now reemerged with the definitive autobiography of sailboat racing in that period, one of the most productive and innovative eras. Carter designed and sailed such world-renowned boats as Rabbit, Tina, Red Rooster, and "the monster" Vendredi Trerize ("Friday the 13th ). Now he's back with a great story of boats and sailing, thoroughly illustrated with photos and boat plans. Readers will also find out where he was all these years!
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Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding

Author: Douglas Brooks

Publisher: Floating World Editions

ISBN: 9781891640636

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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This is the story of the author's apprenticeships with Japanese masters to build five unique and endangered traditional boats. It is part ethnography, part instruction, and part the personal story of a wooden boatbuilder fueled by a passion to preserve a craft tradition on the brink of extinction. Over the course of 17 trips to Japan, Douglas Brooks traveled over 30,000 miles to seek out and interview Japan s elderly master boatbuilders; he built boats with five of them, all in their seventies and eighties, between 1996 and 2010. For most of them, Brooks was their sole and last apprentice. Part I introduces significant aspects of traditional Japanese boatbuilding: design, workshop and tools, wood and materials, joinery and fastenings, propulsion, ceremonies, and the apprenticeship system. Part II details each of his five apprenticeships, concluding with a poignant chapter on Japan s sole remaining traditional shipwright. This fascinating book fills a large and long-standing gap in the literature on Japanese crafts, and will be of interest to boatbuilders, woodworkers, and all those impressed with the marvels of Japanese design and workmanship.
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Nautor's Swan

Author: Bianca Ascenti

Publisher: Skira - Berenice

ISBN: 9788857231815

Category: Design

Page: 304

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The activity of the most glorious sailing yacht company, founded in Finland in 1966, in the official book published on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary. "Swans are very special. They are special because of the way they are built, the way they are designed, the people that sail them. It is a way of living, it is a way of sailing." —German FrersFor close to half a century, Nautor’s Swan has been the true sailor’s choice, designing and building luxurious, high-performance yachts in northern Finland. The value of a Swan is derived from the company’s strong heritage, skilled craftsmen, and pursuit of excellence in every aspect of the build. From the design process to production, the best-quality materials and innovative technology are used to deliver the most elegant and safest sailing yachts in the world.Working together with the Frers design team in Milan and Buenos Aires for close to two decades, Nautor’s Swan is committed to designing and building the most seaworthy and stylish sailing yachts in the world. Impeccable hull lines, nimble performance, and uncompromising comfort are the trademarks of a Swan’s design."
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Pretty Gentlemen

Macaroni Men and the Eighteenth-Century Fashion World

Author: Peter McNeil

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0300217463

Category: DESIGN

Page: 256

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"The term "macaroni" was once as familiar a label as "punk" or "hipster" is today. In this handsomely illustrated book devoted to notable 18th-century British male fashion, award-winning author and fashion historian Peter McNeil brings together dress, biography, and historical events with the broader visual and material culture of the late 18th century. For thirty years, macaroni was a highly topical word, yielding a complex set of social, sexual, and cultural associations. Pretty Gentlemen is grounded in surviving dress, archival documents, and art spanning hierarchies and genres, from scurrilous caricature to respectful portrait painting. Celebrities hailed and mocked as macaroni include politician Charles James Fox, painter Richard Cosway, freed slave Julius "Soubise," and criminal parson Reverend Dodd. The style also rapidly spread to neighboring countries in cross-cultural exchange, while Horace Walpole, George III, and Queen Charlotte were active critics and observers of these foppish men."--Publisher's website.
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Education Policies in Pakistan

Politics, Projections, and Practices

Author: Shahid Siddiqui

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199402076

Category: Education

Page: 320

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The book analyses the sociopolitical context to understand the processes of planning and implementing education policies. The major themes covered are vision and goals, universal primary education, literacy, female education, language issues, higher education, technical and vocational education, special education, religious and madrassah education, curricula and textbook, and teachers and teacher education. Each theme is tracked through policies set in motion from 1947 to 2009, when the last education policy was offered.
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