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              Ship Models in the Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario

              Ship Models in the Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario (Paperback)

              By Stephens, Simon

              • RRP: $112.00
              • $112.00
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              Spanning some 350 years, the Thomson Collection of historic ship models contains examples of exquisite workmanship and some of the masterpieces of the genre. Pride of the collection are the rare British dockyard models made to scale for affluent 18th-century clients closely assoc...iated with the Navy.
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              ISBN 9781903470824
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2008
              Publisher Paul Holberton Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Navy Board Ship Models
               

              Navy Board Ship Models (EPUB ebook)

              By Stephens, Simon

              From about the middle of the seventeenth century the Navys administrators began to commission models of their ships that were accurately detailed and, for the first time, systematically to scale. These developed a recognised style, which included features like the unplanked lower... hull with a simplified pattern of framing that emphasised the shape of the underwater body. Exquisitely crafted, these were always rare and highly prized objects indeed, Samuel Pepys expressed a profound desire to own one and today they are widely regarded as the acme of the ship modellers art.Today examples form the highlights of collections across the world, valued both as art objects and as potential historical evidence on matters of ship design. However, it was only recently that researchers began to investigate the circumstances of their construction, their function, and the identities of those who made them. This book, by two curators who have worked on the worlds largest collection of these models at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, summarises the current state of knowledge, outlines important discoveries, and applies this new-found understanding to many of the finest models in the collection.As befits its subject, Navy Board Ship Models is visually striking, with numerous colour photographs that make it as attractive as it is informative to anyone with an interest in modelmaking or historic ships.
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              ISBN 9781526701138
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              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released NZ 31 Jan 2020
              Publisher Pen & Sword Books
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              Navy Board Ship Models
               

              Navy Board Ship Models (Hardback)

              By Stephens, Simon; Ball, Nick

              • RRP: $166.50
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              From about the middle of the seventeenth century the Navy's administrators began to commission models of their ships that were accurately detailed and, for the first time, systematically to scale. These developed a recognized style, which included features like the unplanked lowe...r hull with a simplified pattern of framing that emphasized the shape of the underwater body. Exquisitely crafted, these were always rare and highly prized objects - indeed, Samuel Pepys expressed a profound desire to own one - and today they are widely regarded as the acme of the ship modeler's art. As benefits its subject, Navy Board Ship Models is visually striking, with numerous color photographs that make it as attractive as it is informative to anyone with an interest in model making or historic ships.
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              ISBN 9781682473740
              Released NZ 30 Sep 2018
              Publisher Naval Institute Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
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