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Ships Figureheads

Michael K. Stammers

Ships Figureheads

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Published by Shire Publications .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Maritime History,
  • Ships & Shipbuilding - General,
  • Ships & shipping: general interest,
  • Transportation

  • Edition Notes

    Shire Albums

    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8282046M
    ISBN 100852636504
    ISBN 109780852636503


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Ships' Figureheads book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Figureheads have their origins in pre-historic times and, possibly only COVID Resources. Ships Figureheads book information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus   Ships' Figureheads Hardcover – January 1, by Peter Norton (Author) Ships' figureheads by Norton, Peter and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at :// About this Item: Barre Publishing, Barre, Mass., Hardcover.

Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First American Edition, pages, black and white illustrations, book in very good condition (top edge heavily spotted, lower corners of boards bumped, ink ownership inscription on front free end-paper), with very good dust-wrapper (slightly marked, edges creased).

The commonest modern design by far is the human form, sometimes full-length straddling the bow, or sometimes a bust or head. Royalty and great literary figures abound, but this is one area of art where women get an equal billing as the Ships Figureheads book or daughter of a ship owner is as likely to make it onto a figurehead as a statesman or a ://   Female Figureheads & Bare Breasts.

Every profession has it’s customs and superstitions, but mariners seem to have more than their fair share. An old sailing superstition was that women on board ships were considered bad luck. However if the women were naked, they were considered good luck ; Mariners believed that a naked women before the ship Buy SHIPS FIGUREHEADS by HANSEN, HANS JURGEN (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible  › Arts & Photography › Decorative Arts & Design › Decorative Arts. The first figureheads that were carved to represent the names of British warships appeared during the reign of Henry VIII; the last ones were carved in the early years of the twentieth century.

During the intervening three hundred and fifty years it is estimated that some ships of the Royal Navy carried a figurehead of some ://   A detailed chapter on figureheads examines carved ornaments at the fore of ships ancient and modern, among them a god-like figure and swan on an ancient Roman sailing vessel, a carving of Louis XIV with shield and spear on an eighteenth-century French ship, and increasingly elaborate English styles, which ultimately featured riders on horseback  › Books › Engineering & Transportation › Transportation.

COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Express your love for the sea with a replica nautical figurehead that you can proudly display on your wall. Nautical Decor Store has a variety of ship figureheads for sale to perfectly accent your nautical decor theme.

These exquisite reproductions are detailed down to the grain and cracks of the original wood for a more authentic feel that you and your guests can appreciate. Figureheads are the carved wooden figures that decorated the bows of almost all large ships until the end of the 19thcentury and into the early 20thcentury.

The origin of a ship’s figurehead, however, dates from ancient times and the religious beliefs held by early mariners. Steve Conway, conservator at The Box in south-west England, explains.

FIGUREHEADS & SHIP CARVINGS Ships Figurehead Art Carving Maritime History Book See more like this GreeceMaritime Organization,25,Figurehead. The first figureheads that were carved to represent the names of British warships appeared during the reign of Henry VIII; the last ones were carved in the early years of the twentieth century.

During the intervening three hundred and fifty years it is estimated that some ships of the Royal Navy carried a figurehead of some description. The first figureheads that were carved to represent the names of British warships appeared during the reign of Henry VIII; the last ones were carved in the early years of the twentieth century.

During the intervening three hundred and fifty years it is estimated that some ships of the Royal Navy carried a figurehead of some description. Figureheads of the Royal Navy By David Pulvertaft Details Parent Category: The Archive article source A review by Richard Hunter Figurehead Historian.

Not all that long ago looking for a book on the subject of Ships Figureheads was very much limited to a few “General” works on the subject, exploring as they did the tradition on both Merchant and Naval vessels, offering the reader a narrow. SHIP'S FIGUREHEADS NAUTICAL DECOR The figurehead embodied the spirit of a ship and was originally believed to placate the gods of the sea and ensure a safe voyage.

Almost every prow had a carved figure looking down at the waves, and the variety was immense. Today they are an evocative and decorative reminder of the bygone days of sailing ships.

This book looks only at the figureheads of British warships, charting their evolution from the days before there was an established navy until the period when ship design made the figurehead. - Figureheads: Ornamental head, butt, or figure mounted under the bowsprit.

Decorative shipcarving was one of the trades that flourished in shipbuilding regions in the nineteenth century. Figureheads conveyed a sense of prosperity that reflected favorably on the vessel's owners and builders.

It was the design of wooden ship's bows that determined whether the decoration would be a 73 pins. Maritima are highly experienced ship carvers, having specialised in decorative work for maritime environments for over 30 years.

i.e. ships figureheads, nameboards, trailboards, unique yacht interiors as well as ecclesiastical and contemporary sculpture in wood.

This well illustrated book gives an insight into the history of decorative arts as. Find Ships' Figureheads by Norton, Peter at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Michael Stammers explains that the powerful typographic logos seen on the sides of container ships today attest to a company's struggle for commercial domination.

In the book he describes the ship carvers as well as collections of figureheads that can be seen in museums around the world. This excellent book provides a fascinating account of one of the most decorative and colourful adornments of the ships of the Royal Navy.

This is a big subject and fortunately the book provides a splendid thirty-four page figurehead directory and it is amazing to see just how much information David Pulvertaft has researched and : £.