This text presents the descriptions, histories, plans and photographs of yacht designs by Sparkman and Stephens, a major 20th-century naval architecture firm. It contains a comprehensive collection of plans for many of Sparkman and Stephens' most admired yacht designs.
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Descrizione libro W. W. Norton & Company, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110393024954
Descrizione libro W. W. Norton & Company, 1996. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Within the pages of this long-awaited volume, the authors have sought to set forth some 100 of the most beautiful, most beloved S&S vessels, whose designs range across a surprisingly wide arc; including not just sleek and powerful ocean racers, but everything from production one-designs to customized mega-yachts. Here the boat is hero; quality of design the theme. With each selected yacht, the authors have suggested why that design was of special importance, either because of a technical breakthrough it made, because of trophies won or longevity, or simply because of the pleasure given by its lines to the observing eye. Interviews with and remembrances of the Stephens' brothers and their successors have served as the authors' guides for most of these boat biographies. For others, owners and sailing rivals of the yachts have been tapped for their recollections. Subtly, the case for superiority has been made in the case of each boat, although the authors admit that ultimately the final criterion for selection,is quite subjective. Although no single volume, however capacious, could distill the essential elements of yachting in the twentieth century, the wonderfully detailed text and exhaustively (and beautifully) illustrated presentation of these selected significant Sparkman & Stephens designs provides an exceptionally revealing portrait of the evolution both of yacht design during the twentieth century and of racing and sailing practices. Olin J. Stephens II and Roderick Stephens, Jr., who have been called the best "seamen and designers of all time, two skills and two brothers unbreakably linked", first committed themselves to the world of boats back in the early 1920s when they taughtthemselves how to sail amid the sandflats of Barnstable, Massachusetts. Since then, their innovative designs and outstanding record as sailors have inspired generations of followers, who will welcome the opportunity to see ma. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0393024954
Descrizione libro W. W. Norton & Company, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1st. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0393024954
Descrizione libro W. W. Norton & Company. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0393024954 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW4.0185539
Descrizione libro W. W. Norton & Company, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0393024954