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Sentinels Of The Sea: A Miscellany of Lighthouses Past

Author: R.G. Grant.

Sentinels Of The Sea: A Miscellany of Lighthouses Past

Author: R.G. Grant.

$14.98
Item #: D20280
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 155
Publication Date: 2018
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500519769
Romantic and intriguing as they may be, lighthouses can symbolize the failures as well as the triumphs in humanity's battle with the forces of nature. Showcasing 100 historic lighthouses worldwide, this beautifully arranged survey contains period illustrations, photographs, and dozens of elegantly drawn architectural plans. In an engaging text, R.G. Grant chronicles the feats of engineering and endurance that brought ... More
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Romantic and intriguing as they may be, lighthouses can symbolize the failures as well as the triumphs in humanity's battle with the forces of nature. Showcasing 100 historic lighthouses worldwide, this beautifully arranged survey contains period illustrations, photographs, and dozens of elegantly drawn architectural plans. In an engaging text, R.G. Grant chronicles the feats of engineering and endurance that brought these isolated towers into being, the advances in lens technology that made the lights so effective, and the heroism of the lighthouse keepers, who needed to be prepared for any contingency.


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