Thou Shalt Knot: Clifford W. Ashley

Exhibition Catalog
by Christina Connett, PhD, Chief Curator, New Bedford Whaling Museum

Thou Shalt Knot catalog cover

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.

Available online or in the Museum’s gift store The White Whale.