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L. Francis Herreshoff Yacht Designer


by Roger Taylor

L. Francis Herreshoff’s unconventional designs and his innovative engineering of hull and rig distinguished him from his more prolific contemporaries. In this detailed biography, you’ll meet the personality behind the artistic and scientific genius, with all its prejudices, omniscience, shyness, quiet friendliness, pain, and generosity. Through studying Herreshoff’s plans and correspondence and by interviewing people who knew him, Taylor provides insightful descriptions of and commentary on the details of Herresoff’s designs. Beautiful photos, embossed cover, fold-out pages. Photos & illus. Pages: 449 Published: 2015 Format: hardcover



#BT034 $65.00




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