"Looking at yachts is much like looking at a gallery full of paintings," muses the yachting correspondent and marine photographer for London's Associated Press. "One goes to look to gain inspiration, to admire technique, to have one's memory jogged by composition and moved by content." Eastland is too reverent when relaying "the grandeur, the elementary hugeness, power, and grace, of these mammoths." But enthusiasts of this male-dominated sport will no doubt warm to this vividly illustrated volume, replete with particulars on races (the America's Cup, the Admiral's Cup, etc.) and a variety of yacht designs, owners, skippers and builders. Eastland divides yachting history into three periods (1890-1939, 1956-73, 1974 to the present), chooses yachts for inclusion here based on, among other factors, racing success and design ingenuity, and demonstrates how cruising design often follows closely on the heels of racing success. Among the yachts featured are the Britannia, the four Australias, USA, French Kiss and Italia. Dolphin Book Club featured alternate.
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This beautiful book begins with the yacht Britannia (1890) and her designer, G. L. Watson, and chronicles famous yachts and designers through the century to the present day with special emphasis on America's Cup racing and the campaign of 1986. Eastland emphasizes American, British, French, and Australian yachts, making just passing references to other European boats and designers, and includes anecdotes on the design and racing careers of many contemporary designers. A stunning book full of excellent color photographs and black-and-white drawings of some of the most beautiful yachts of the world. A nice purchase for public libraries.John Kenny, San Francisco P.L.
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Descrizione libro Rizzoli, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0229118208