Shipwreck: Photographs by the Gibsons of Scilly

Shipwreck: Photographs by the Gibsons of Scilly Generations Of The Gibson Family Of The Scillies, Starting With John In TheS Have Recorder The Last Moments Of Theships, Greatand Small, Beautiful And Utilitarian, Which Have Met Their End On These Treacherous Shoals And Rocks This Book Is A Selection Of The Best Of Their Photographs Superb Visual Epitaphs Of Mratime Disaster Which Shows The Gibsons To Be Neglected Masters Of The Camera

John Robert Fowles was born in Leigh on Sea, a small town in Essex He recalled the English suburban culture of the 1930s as oppressively conformist and his family life as intensely conventional Of his childhood, Fowles said I have tried to escape ever since Fowles attended Bedford School, a large boarding school designed to prepare boys for university, from ages 13 to 18 After briefly attendi

❰BOOKS❯ ⚣ Shipwreck: Photographs by the Gibsons of Scilly Author John Fowles –
  • Paperback
  • 48 pages
  • Shipwreck: Photographs by the Gibsons of Scilly
  • John Fowles
  • English
  • 02 October 2019
  • 9780316290913

10 thoughts on “Shipwreck: Photographs by the Gibsons of Scilly

  1. says:

    a haunting, often dryly wry memento mori for the many ships wrecked off the coasts of West Cornwall and the aptly named Scilly Isles apparently these waters are the most deadly in the world to ships, what with hidden rocks and gales at cross purposes and a dearth of lighthouses they are a layered graveyard full of wrecks upon wrecks thousands have lost their lives there.John Fowles wrote the short story length introduction, musing at times mournfully and at other times amusingly on shipwrecks, brave rescuers and rapacious wreckers, histories and legends, and er the Freudian natures of sea and ship the intro is a beautifully written delight.four men across three generations of the Gibson family are responsible for the evocative photographs shockingly, there is full admission that some of the earlier photographs were re touched in studio, adding or subtracting a sail or a figure here or there huh.

  2. says:

    Beautifully photographed.

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