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Sailing upwind or a fresh and salt watered history of design

ÖZCAN, A. Can ;


It is interesting to see how history has neglected the waters which in reality cover more than 70% of the earth. The civilizations which have not established land settlements have been considered as extinct (like Polynesians and Phoenicians) if not named as some obscure phrases like “sea people”, and the languages developed in the seas have been considered as a combination of land languages combined with a necessity to define technical aspects of boat building and/or seafairing. Starting with the multi-centered origins and multiple evolution of vessels and their components designed for fresh water and sea travel, and limiting itself with the historical design aspects of sail, this paper is a moderate attempt to argue whether a nautical design history can change our cognition of history in general.


Palavras-chave: Historical rhetoric, design history, maritime design, boat building, lateen sail design,

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DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2016-02_003

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Como citar:

ÖZCAN, A. Can; "Sailing upwind or a fresh and salt watered history of design", p. 67-71 . In: Wong, Wendy Siuyi; Kikuchi, Yuko & Lin, Tingyi (Eds.). Making Trans/National Contemporary Design History [=ICDHS 2016 – 10th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2016.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2016-02_003

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