A Maritime Album: 100 Photographs and Their Stories

A Maritime Album: 100 Photographs and Their Stories

by Richard Benson, Mariners' Museum Newport News, Va. Staff
     
 

This book depicts the relationships of mariners with their vessels and the sea. Each photograph chronicles a fragment of the mariner's experience over the past 200 years - shipbuilding, the making of a wooden skiff, commercial fishing and whaling, amateur sailing, deep-sea diving, naval encounters, and much more. In his introduction, John Szarkowski shares his… See more details below

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This book depicts the relationships of mariners with their vessels and the sea. Each photograph chronicles a fragment of the mariner's experience over the past 200 years - shipbuilding, the making of a wooden skiff, commercial fishing and whaling, amateur sailing, deep-sea diving, naval encounters, and much more. In his introduction, John Szarkowski shares his artistic rationale for selecting the particular images that appear in this book. Benson's essays, which accompany the photographs, unify image and story in a vignette of time and place, of historical, societal, and individual meaning. This book is the catalogue for a traveling exhibition that will open in December 1997 at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia.

Editorial Reviews

NY Times Book Review
Not a book of maritime history but a book of splendid photographs that fire memory and imagination about the relationship of humanity to its centuries of traffic with the sea.
W. Jeffrey Bolster
"A moving tetimonial to the exaltation and apprehension of human interaction with the sea." -- New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780917376481
Publisher:
Mariners Museum
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Pages:
245

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