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9781851493272

The Model Ship: Her Role in History

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  • ISBN13:

    9781851493272

  • ISBN10:

    1851493271

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-01-01
  • Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Ltd

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Summary

The theme of the book is the practical part played by the model in maritime development, arranged in roughly chronological order - from Ancient Egypts; funerary model role, to the seventeenth century's use of the model in illustrating naval design developments to such modern naval architecture aspects as tank testing, stability simulation, war-damage control and even to its use in filming naval battles (such as the television series Hornblower). A major aim is to help the reader acquire a critical eye for classifying model types and list many of the major model collections. It is not, however, a how-to-do-it model guide. While the book will explain and illustrate the undoubted aesthetic qualities of models for those interested in maritime history, it will be a particularly useful reference work for collectors, dealers and museum staff with a commercial interest in ship models.

Table of Contents

Foreword 6(7)
Dr Alan Scarth
Introduction 7(18)
Ancient Models
25(10)
Early Shipbuilders' Models
35(14)
Prisoner Models of the Napoleonic Wars
49(18)
Sailor Models
67(12)
Later Shipbuilders' Models
79(22)
Modern Modellers
101(22)
Recreational Models
123(18)
Instructional Models
141(10)
Acquiring a Critical Eye
151(4)
Testing Tanks and Wind Tunnels
155(8)
Large-Scale Models and Other Aspects
163(12)
Useful Reading
175(8)
Where to see Ship Models 183(6)
Acknowledgements 189(1)
Index 189(2)
Index of Ship and Installation Names 191

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