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DAZZLE SHIPS

Chris Barton
Wednesday, February 7th, 4:30PM
Event address: 
10720 Preston Road
Ste 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230
Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Victo Ngai (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781512410143
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Millbrook Press - September 1st, 2017

During World War I, British and American ships were painted with bold colors and crazy patterns from bow to stern. Why would anyone put such eye-catching designs on ships?

Desperate to protect ships from German torpedo attacks, British lieutenant-commander Norman Wilkinson proposed what became known as dazzle. These stunning patterns and colors were meant to confuse the enemy about a ship’s speed and direction. By the end of the war, more than four thousand ships had been painted with these mesmerizing designs.

Author Chris Barton and illustrator Victo Ngai vividly bring to life this little-known story of how the unlikely and the improbable became just plain dazzling.