1st ed. - New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2005.
Book — 159 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Introduction / Stephen S. Lash
Maritime paintings / Daniel Finamore
Photographs / Nicholas Whitman
Ship models / Erik A.R. Ronnberg Jr.
G.W. Blunt White Library / William Fowler
Scrimshaw / Michael McManus
Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library / Llewellyn Howland III
Figureheads / Ryan M. Cooper.
The history of America is largely a history of the sea. This marvellous book features a selection of more than two hundred of the finest objects from Mystic Seaport that tell the history of America and its maritime heritage. Presented with accessible texts and beautiful reproductions are masterpieces of maritime painting, exquisite photographs of classic yachts and powerboat races, and diverse prints and watercolours. Unique examples of American folk art - yarn paintings, reverse paintings on glass, sailors' valentines, shadowbox ship models, and ships in bottles - are also explored in detail, along with watercraft, scrimshaw, ship figureheads, and silver yachting trophies. Essays written by distinguished experts describe the individual forms of expression, discuss the artists and craftsmen, and offer commentary on the ways in which America's maritime history is interwoven with its economic development and cultural history. Elegantly designed and lavishly produced, "America and the Sea" offers intriguing new evidence of the indisputable relevance of maritime history to American life and art. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780300114027 20160528