Herreshoff: American Masterpieces (Hardcover)

Herreshoff: American Masterpieces By Maynard Bray, Benjamin Mendlowitz, Claas van der Linde, Kurt Hasselbalch (Introduction by), Benjamin Mendlowitz (By (photographer)) Cover Image

Herreshoff: American Masterpieces (Hardcover)

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Elegant by design and spectacular in performance, thirty-six iconic Herreshoff boats are showcased in magnificent photographs and original drawings.


The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company—led by its founding spirit, the brilliant designer Captain Nathanael Greene Herreshoff (1848–1938)— constructed the most thrilling, innovative, and graceful boats ever built in the United States, not only lavish yachts and thoroughbred racing classes but also daysailers and dinghies, weekend cruisers and motor launches. Marine historian Maynard Bray and Herreshoff expert Claas van der Linde, in collaboration with renowned nautical photographer Benjamin Mendlowitz, present the very finest of the Herreshoff designs afloat today, with insightful commentary on design evolution in every facet from lines to displacement to hardware, accompanied by full-color images of each vessel both in detail and under way, as well as unique color reproductions of Herreshoff’s own archival plans and drawings. Each entry incorporates a history of the boat (or class), its owners, race results, and fate, celebrating the many that still grace our waters.
Marine historian Maynard Bray has authored or co-authored many books on the subject of wooden boats, including the classic Book of Wooden Boats. He lives in Brooklin, Maine.

Benjamin Mendlowitz is America's premier photographer of wooden boats. He lives in Brooklin, Maine.

Claas van der Linde compiled the Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné; he lives in Switzerland and sails in Maine.

Kurt Hasselbach is curator of the Hart Nautical Collections at MIT and lives in Melrose, Massachusetts.

Benjamin Mendlowitz is America's premier photographer of wooden boats. He lives in Brooklin, Maine.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393089097
ISBN-10: 0393089096
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: November 22nd, 2016
Pages: 272
Language: English