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Clippers, Packets & Men O' War [Hardcover]

Roy Cross
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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Non Basic Stock Line; First Edition edition (4 Mar 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753711400
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753711408
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 23.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 663,567 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Tall Ship in Art by 5 British Marine Artists includes over 100 pictures.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clippers, Packets & Men O' War 8 Dec 2010
By Passat
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BE WARNED! THIS BOOK IS NOT NEW. IT IS A REPRINT UNDER ANOTHER TITLE, AND THEREFORE DELIBERATELY MISLEADING!

This book is identical, except for the title, of a book previously published in 1998 under the title THE TALL SHIP IN ART.

However, as with the original edition, the content is excellent and covers the work of the following marine artists: Roy Cross, Derek Gardner, John Groves, Geoff Hunt and Mark Myers, all of whom are or were members of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. The reproductions of paintings - watercolours and oils - are all reproduced in colour with supporting drawings reproduced in black & white. EAch contributing artist has written his own commentary to go with his respective paintings. Quality of reproduction is high.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! 12 April 2012
By Axel
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Some of the best marine artist today in one book. The realism and the beauty of their paintings is astounding. Look at the pictures and enjoy ther mastership! :-)
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By J. Mcdonald TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
This is a very well presented showcase of five talented marine artists:
Roy Cross, Derek Gardner, John Michael Groves, Geoff Hunt and Mark R. Myers.
As marine painting specialists the combination of meticulous research and imaginative re-creation, combined with superlative technical execution is much in evidence here; these are undoubtedly amongst the finest artists working in the genre today. It's perhaps unfair of me to single out any particular artist from this group, but I am most impressed by Groves, who works mainly in pastel - a difficult medium regardless of subject matter, but handled here with amazing authority and skill; the relatively small-scale of many of the works makes them all the more impressive.
Indeed, much of the work by all five is modestly sized and wonderfully detailed, most especially the watercolours. Myers work in this medium could be taken for oils - he has a real gift for colour and atmosphere.
There are in excess of 140 illustrations in the book; mainly oils and watercolours - and pastel, of course - with a liberal smattering of working and finished drawings. Subjects range from a Viking battle (Groves) to more modern tall ships (Hunt) but the majority are of naval ships, whalers, sea battles etc., as the title implies. The plates are mostly of good size and are supported by texts on each artist.
As an artist myself I find this book fascinating to look through both for the technical skills and the joy of the subject.
The book is currently available at good prices from Amazon traders; grab it while you can.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clippers, Packets and Men o' War 4 July 2011
By Steve
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Excellent examples of work of five highly skilled marine artists explaining things like the research they do for each picture. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the art of tall ships.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clippers, Packets & Men O` War. 10 April 2013
By J. Mcdonald - Published on Amazon.com
Note: this book was previously published as "The Tall Ship in Art" (1998).

This is a very well presented showcase of five talented marine artists:
Roy Cross, Derek Gardner, John Michael Groves, Geoff Hunt and Mark R. Myers.
As marine painting specialists the combination of meticulous research and imaginative re-creation, combined with superlative technical execution is much in evidence here; these are undoubtedly amongst the finest artists working in the genre today. It's perhaps unfair of me to single out any particular artist from this group, but I am most impressed by Groves, who works mainly in pastel - a difficult medium regardless of subject matter, but handled here with amazing authority and skill; the relatively small-scale of many of the works makes them all the more impressive.
Indeed, much of the work by all five is modestly sized and wonderfully detailed, most especially the watercolours. Myers work in this medium could be taken for oils - he has a real gift for colour and atmosphere.
There are in excess of 140 illustrations in the book; mainly oils and watercolours - and pastel, of course - with a liberal smattering of working and finished drawings. Subjects range from a Viking battle (Groves) to more modern tall ships (Hunt) but the majority are of naval ships, whalers, sea battles etc., as the title implies. The plates are mostly of good size and are supported by texts on each artist. Reproduction quality is excellent.

As an artist myself I find this book fascinating to look through both for the technical skills and the joy of the subject. Recommended if you can find it for a reasonable price.
5.0 out of 5 stars lippers Packets and en O' War 7 Dec 2011
By John Mccann - Published on Amazon.com
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I am very happy with this boook, it is in like new condition, the dust cover is perfect and I didn't see any signs of wear anywhere in the book. Amazon has the book title wrong so it was hard to find it with a search, I bought it at the recommendatin of a friend.
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