Thou Shalt Knot: Clifford W. Ashley
By Christina Connett, PhD, Chief Curator, New Bedford Whaling Museum
This catalog spotlights noteworthy objects from the exhibition Thou Shalt Knot: Clifford W. Ashley while delving into the life of Ashley, who was a master knot tyer, maritime artist, historian, and author. The book and exhibition illustrate how knots are both ancient and modern, and how they are the subject of cutting-edge research and ongoing practice in mathematics, physics, life sciences, materials engineering, and art, not to mention within a wide range of industries and recreational pastimes.
This 82-page, softcover book is number 8 in the Museum’s collections catalog series.