The Walter Cronkite Collection: The Decorative Arts of the Mariner
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Title:      The Decorative Arts of the Mariner
Categories:      The Walter Cronkite Collection
BookID:      721
Authors:      Gervis Frere-Cook (ed)
ISBN-10(13):      0000000000
Publisher:      Little, Brown and Company
Number of pages:      296
Language:      Not specified
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In his introduction to this unique volume of marine art, Gervis Frere-Cook writes: “The purpose of this book is ….to show how the sea has provided the opportunity and inspiration for sailors and craftsmen to produce works of art.  Its scope encompasses the maritime world and goes back in time as far as recorded history.:  Seventeen contributors, each a world authority on his subject, provide the entertaining and informative text while hundreds of illustrations, many in color, show such a wide range of decorative art as gilded copper vanes from Viking prows, painted Eskimo canoe paddles, splendidly ornate menus of early steamships, roses and castles of British canal boats, rare early charts on vellum and the elegant simplicity of nautical instruments.

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