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I'd like to draw your attention to a new book on the history for the use of blue on ships. This book, now in English, by Joachim Mullerschon is available through:

 

http://www.modellbau-muellerschoen.de/buch-en.htm

 

Titled The colour blue in historic shipbuilding, originally Die Farbe Blau im historischen Schiffbau - von der Antike bis zur Neuzeit, This book, lavishly illustrated in color, traces the use of different blue pigments from antiquity to the present as used on ships. Chemistry, social history and geography are just some of the topics covered by this monograph. I will leave it for someone else to review critically in detail, as - full disclosure - I was the English language editor of this volume.

 

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😉  Well, the colour blue was something special because of its rarity and preciousness. Since this color is discussed controversially again and again, I have chosen this topic. 
But who knows, maybe I'll get enough interesting facts about other colors as well ...
James Bond already said, never say never again ...

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On ‎3‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 1:01 AM, schiffebastler said:

Well, the colour blue was something special because of its rarity and preciousness. Since this color is discussed controversially again and again, I have chosen this topic. 

Yes, for a time, I suppose, lapis lazuli was ground up as a pigment and that wasn't cheap then or now. I suppose back when, lots of gold leaf and blue paint was top notch in ship decoration. I must say, I had no idea anyone could find enough historic research to write an entire book about it, though. Good work and thanks for your contribution to our store of knowledge!

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Well Lapis Lazuli is well known, but was hardly used in ship painting, but there were also some other early pigments, cobalt, Egyptian blue, smalt, azurite, indigo to name only the most important of them. All of them not easy to produce at that time, with special characteristics, but partly over 5000 years old in their application.

 

Joachim

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Well that was interesting!  

When I hit the buy link for the English edition,  in Firefox - I got the usual loop result I get from a contact link - millions of tabs

I have to close and then open and hope I live long enough to delete all the tabs.

In Chrome, the buy now link does nothing.

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I got this book in the original German language, and am enjoying learning about all the facts that have been uncovered.

Highly recommended.

p.s. if you have issues purchasing this book ,send an email via the website or a PM to Schiffebastler to sort this out.  Probably a simple fix that has to be solved at the website template (may not have been tested properly when set up - happens more often than not these days)

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Hello @Jaager

 

this behavior in Firefox sounds really weird. I'm sorry you had problems. I will test it thoroughly myself.

So far, my contact forms are still in progress, so that an order or a contact via a direct mail to me works:


info@modellbau-muellerschoen.de

 

I will complete the contact forms as soon as possible. Again sorry for your problems with Firefox.

 

best regards, Joachim

 

 

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Although there were no errors with any of my browsers right now, it is not easy to rule out that other versions may produce unexpected behavior in combination with special settings on the computers and operating system.
Therefore I have removed the direct links to EMail on the website for the time being. The contact always goes via the mail address given above.

Of course a PM is also possible in the forum.

 

best regards

Joachim

 

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The Firefox problem is a universal problem on my system. It is not just your site, it is with any link that is involved with sending an email message from that linked page.  It makes most websites something of a mine field.

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