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eBook The Ashley Book of Knots ePub

by Clifford W. Ashley

  • ISBN: 0385425546
  • Category: Crafts and Hobbies
  • Subcategory: Hobby
  • Author: Clifford W. Ashley
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Doubleday (July 1993)
  • Pages: 620
  • ePub book: 1419 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1748 kb
  • Other: lit txt docx lrf
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 102

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I loved reading "knot books" when I first started sailing.

I loved reading "knot books" when I first started sailing.

The Ashley Book of Knots is an encyclopedia of knots written and illustrated by the American artist Clifford W. Ashley. First published in 1944, it was the culmination of over 11 years of work

The Ashley Book of Knots is an encyclopedia of knots written and illustrated by the American artist Clifford W. First published in 1944, it was the culmination of over 11 years of work. The book contains exactly 3854 numbered entries and an estimated 7000 illustrations. The entries include knot instructions, uses, and some histories, categorized by type or function. It remains one of the most important and comprehensive books on knots.

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Clifford W. Ashley was born in 1881 at the whaling port of New Bedford, Massachusetts. A classic and comprehensive book that makes you realize how important knots are to humans yet most people today have lost the skill and knowledge of knots. He sailed on many kinds of boats in many capacities, from ship's surgeon to interested observer. His ruling passions were marine painting and knot-tying, on which he was one of the world's leading authorities. His paintings are represented in the permanent collection of many American museums and libraries. He spent six weeks on the whaling ship Sunbeam. Aug 01, 2019 Mills College Library added it.

CHAPTER 1: ON KNOTS Of Knots, itis necessary that 1 speak. A Navat Repostrony, 1762 The sailor, from the very nature of his craft, has a dependence spon rope and consegnent faiiarcy with Knol that i demanded ‘no other workman. and to develop it into something that is peculiarly his own, Ci) THE ASHLEY BOOK OF KNOTS Aboard ship knotting had reached its flood early in the nineteenth century, and by mid-century, with the commencement of the Clip- pet Esti had begun co ebb.

The Ashley Book of Knots" is the definitive reference for information on how to tie knots for any purpose. Published in 1944, the book was written by author Clifford Ashley, a sailor and artist, and this book contains directions on tying more than 3,000 knots. It also has more than 7,000 illustrations to teach knot-tying students of all ages. This publication is widely considered to be the most comprehensive guide to knots, including background on the history of the featured knots as well as their best purposes.

We're an online marketplace for books, art & collectibles. First published in 1944 and reprinted many times since, Ashley was such an expert that he had 2 knots named after him - Ashley's stopper knot & Ashley's bend. 14:21 - 24 июл. 2018 г. 5 ретвитов.

This is the definitive book on knots This book and a piece of cord will open a new and challenging world of practical adventure to readers of all ages. There are many distinctive features to this informal encyclopedia.

This is the definitive book on knots. Here are approximately 3900 different kinds, from simple hitches to "Marlingspike Seamanship. Mr. Ashley has included almost everything there is to know about them. Precisely named and classified (some new ones for the first time officially), they can be easily found in the big index. This book and a piece of cord will open a new and challenging world of practical adventure to readers of all ages. Outstanding are the delightful sketches and illustrations by the author that enliven every page.

Clifford Ashley presents an encyclopedic array of knots in this book. If there's a knot you seek, you'll find it here: plain knots and fancy knots, practical knots and magical knots, beautiful and ornamental knots--they're all here

Clifford Ashley presents an encyclopedic array of knots in this book. If there's a knot you seek, you'll find it here: plain knots and fancy knots, practical knots and magical knots, beautiful and ornamental knots--they're all here. M. shley's hand drawings make these knots easy to follow. There are hundreds of beautiful pen-and-ink drawings that depict the maritime life as well:from people to places to things. Clifford Ashley's love and mastery of his subject is evident on every page.

Comments

digytal soul digytal soul
I first came across The Ashley Book of Knots in the late 60's when I was a teenager. I fell in love with knots and tying them. When macrame became a popular item, I had a definite advantage over most people. Then, all you had was natural cordage. Today you have synthetic cordage in a variety of shapes, colors, sizes and textures.
My copy of this book was thrown out by my Mother when I was drafted into the Army. I found a paperback copy in the late 70's but it has since fallen apart. Today, I received my brand new hardback copy of the book.
The book is written so that you can start at the beginning of a knot and progress to the advanced. I highly recommend this book if you are serious about learning to work with cords and knots.
Bulace Bulace
My fellow Christians should take no offense when I call this the Bible of knots and rope work. Ashley must've received divine inspiration for this magnum opus because it contains from the most basic to knots you shouldn't use with explanations why to artistic challenges that you'll probably never even attempt! This one's a wonderful addition to the family library that I'll pass down through the our generations.
Fecage Fecage
So what's the big deal about knots, you say? For the majority of human history (prior to industrialization and assembly line pre-packaged pre-sized made-to-fit idiot-proof modern conveniences that we've become so dependent on) life would have been impossible without knots. The ability to tie knots ranks right up there with fire and the wheel in terms of its impact on human progress. In short, nothing in modern society, indeed, arguably society itself, would have been possible without knots.

ABOK provides easy access to virtually every knot ever used to any significant degree by human beings in our entire history. (Let THAT one sink in for a second!) Yes, there have been a handful of knots invented since ABOK that one may find very useful - but those are few and far between. ABOK contains literally thousands of knots, each of which explained in clear illustrations and language. And surprisingly, despite its massive content, finding a knot you need is usually pretty straightforward. Plus - and in my opinion one of the real pleasures of this book - Ashley provides a virtual historical encyclopedia of almost every knot (for example, where they originated, intended and best uses, relative strength, etc.).

However, ABOK represents more than simply a reference for finding a knot to tie your lures or anchoring a tent stake - it represents one man's life and passion beautifully and painstakingly documented in a form that others can relate to and appreciate - a pure and honest contribution to the subject for no other reason than his love for it. If you've ever thought about doing something meaningful with your life and time and having that effort remembered, you can appreciate why this book truly deserves the term "legacy".

Every so often a single person contributes so significantly within a given field or subject that their work becomes the reference and standard by which all other contributors are judged. ABOK represents an example of that phenomenon. If you're interested at all in knot tying, do yourself a favor and get this book. It's worth the price. You'll not only get THE reference and undisputed authoritative standard within the subject, you'll get a work of true historical importance - one that you'll probably use and read for the rest of your life. Very few books I've encountered earn such a claim.
Zainn Zainn
If you are nuts about knots you must have this book. There is simply nothing to compare. There is no other book that is nearly so comprehensive or contains as much history and information. Even though it's expensive, it is well worth the price. You will get a lifetime of enjoyment from this book.

Cons:

This is definitely not for beginners. The amount of information is absolutely overwhelming and there is no guidance for selecting a small repertoire of useful knots to memorize.

The drawings are very basic and the tying instructions are succints and often not easy to follow unless you are an experienced knot tyer. Many of the knots are difficult to tie well even if you do have some skill.

For all but the simplest knots, just knowing how to weave the rope is not enough, one must know how to properly dress the knot and this takes practice and experience. Dressing a complex knot is often far more difficult than weaving it. Ashley gives very little guidance on this.
Whilingudw Whilingudw
A wonderful book; The bible of knots. Clifford Ashley was an artist, author, sailor, and knot expert. He wrote and illustrated this book. ABOK is referenced everywhere. Each knot is numbered. The same knot by shape and structure may have several uses and therefore may be presented many times with a different number. It is more than a reference and is scattered with interesting stories from the author. If you start at the beginning and work you way through it you will surely be the knot guru in your local community. Some of the illustrations on how to tie the knots may be challenging but keep on it and you will be able to figure it out. This is the life's work of a man, a collection unparalleled. Mr. Ashley wrote the book in 1944 and died in 1947. Since then there have been many changes and improvements in the manufacture of rope including the development of synthetic materials. I simply wish someone could update this book with the very few new knots missing from this mammoth work.
Wenes Wenes
It is an excellent compilation of knots, but I was - perhaps naively - expecting more clear explanations and step-by-step instructions. It seems to have been written for people with some knotting experience. I would recommend the book to anyone who has either 1) some experience tying knots or 2) someone with better 3D spatial acuity than I have. I must give the book 4 stars because it is excellent in its own right, but not for my needs.
Iarim Iarim
This is the gold standard for knot books. There are books with better pictures but there is no other book that covers the entire spectrum of knots and knotting like this tome. (K)not even close. And to be compiled and drawn almost entirely by one person. Truly a labor of love. And if you like knots you’ll love this book.