Ocean liners conjure up an instant image of luxury. The great salons and smoking room, the suites, the staterooms and even the indoor swimming pools. This book will look at a century or so of the decor of ocean liners. It begins with the likes of the 'Mauretania', commissioned in 1907, and shows the Edwardian flourish and finery-the palm court days. We move into the 1920s & '30s, to Art Nouveau, German Bauhaus and of course the high glamour of Art Deco. Ships include the 'Paris', the innovative 'Ile de France', the 'Bremen' and the stunning 'Normandie' and 'Queen Mary'. Then there is post-war moderne, 'mid century' as it is dubbed today, and finally the contemporary of the current cruise generation-the floating resorts.
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Publication date: 21/07/2020
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 587 g
Dimensions: 276mm X 216mm
Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 1900-10: Potted Palms in the Smoking Room; 2 1910-20: The Floating Palaces; 3 1920-30: The Longest Gangway to Europe; 4 1930-40: Cole Porter Music & the Smell of Expensive French Perfume; 5 1940-50: Drinks in the Bar After Dinner; 6 1950-60: Air-Conditioning, Lido Decks and $20-a-Day to Europe; 7 1960-70: Last of a Kind; 8 1970-Beyond: Floating Hotels & The Moving Resorts; Bibliography.