The photographs in this book reflect our endless fascination with the sea and its power to disrupt the plans of humankind. Shipwreck features stunning black and white and color photographs of undersea wrecks as well as those at the intersection of sea and land. These images, from antiquity to present day, capture our imagination and sense of wonder. Several of the photographs have never before appeared in print.
Short essays offer commentary on various aspects of nautical life. For instance, did you know that the expression “Feeling blue”, when describing feeling sad, stems from a custom common during the age of sail? The story is in the book.
Rather than a scholarly or historical record of the details of each ship, SHIPWRECK is a visually-driven, artistic look at the subject, created for everyone enthralled by compelling, atmospheric, mysterious and beautiful images of shipwrecks and the eternal sea. (See images below, left)