Dozens of detailed drawings plus delightful descriptions and reminiscences of the boats and the people who loved them, the text accompanying each design centers on the background of each boat rather than on a technical study. Each essay is as different as the boat it describes, sometimes explaining a detail of the building process, the origins of a design, the individuals involved, or the evolution of a yacht type.
A classic. Boat designer, naval architect and above all artist, Bill Garden at his most entertaining. The thing about Garden is that he WAS a true artist. His drawings have all the beauty humor and character of the best cartoons of the era, such as were often seen in the New Yorker and Atlantic Monthly in the 30’s 40’s 50′ and 60’s ..A vintage “coffee table book”. A few of the drawings (and no more) are even complete boat construction plans , though one would really need to be an experienced builder to use them..Garden did not draw up plans for the novice.
First Edition. (Very Good+ in poor jacket.) pp. 216 illusts #300722