OCEANO POP-UP BOOK | by Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud; London: Tate Publishing, 2013 | Under the Ocean follows the voyage of Oceano, a red sailing boat, from port to a tropical lagoon, through temperate seas, the great white Arctic and an oceanic storm. Each pop-up page plays on the idea of the sea surface as a border to be crossed, showing the two worlds ‘above’ and ‘below’ the water.
The great sea expeditions of the Viking Age - The basis of the great sea expeditions undertaken by the Vikings was ship technology. The Viking ship was a piece of high technology based upon hundreds of years of development and experience. It was distinguished by its narrow keel and shallow draught. This made even the largest ocean-going warships suitable for sailing onto beaches and up rivers. Such tactics enabled, for example, the siege of Paris to be carried out in the year 885.