The Golden Age of Ocean Liners

"The golden age of ocean liners tells the remarkable story of the international competition to build the world's fastest, largest, and most luxurious ships, and captuers in 97 vivid illustrations the glamour of this extraordinary era"- ...

The Golden Age of Ocean Liners

"The golden age of ocean liners tells the remarkable story of the international competition to build the world's fastest, largest, and most luxurious ships, and captuers in 97 vivid illustrations the glamour of this extraordinary era"--Cover.

Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth

The Queen Mary (above) and Queen Elizabeth were great definitions of an
ocean liners, maritime symbols of technology, speed, and luxury. They
symbolized style, glamor, luxury, and extraordinary creature comfort. Hollywood,
for example ...

Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth

Authoritative, profusely illustrated volume describes the ships' debuts, amenities, rivalry, and contributions during WWII. Also covered: their grand royal successors: Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2. 189 photographs.

Architectural Styles

Region: United States, and also Europe Period: 1920s and 1930s Characteristics
: Speed and movement; Glamour; Rectilinear; ... which was also used for the
design of everything from ocean liners and cars through to telephones and radios
.

Architectural Styles

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Gothic and Gothic Revival, or how to distinguish between Baroque and Neoclassical? This guide makes extensive use of photographs to identify and explain the characteristic features of nearly 300 buildings. The result is a clear and easy-to-navigate guide to identifying the key styles of western architecture from the classical age to the present day.

The Power of Glamour

... “the style is emphasized by a framed poster of an ocean liner with the sharply
raked prow, seen from below and disproportionately large, that is still familiar to
us from the travel graphics ofthe Deco era, a time when speed and trans-
portation ...

The Power of Glamour

An exploration of glamour, a potent cultural force that influences where people choose to live, which careers to pursue, where to invest, and how to vote, offers empowerment to be smarter about engaging with the world.

The Oceanliner Speed Style Symbol

But when Mussolini ordered the merger of three separate lines into the Italian
Line in 1932 , the ships were launched and ... nevertheless hailed as a design
triumph and immediately gathered unto herself considerable glamour and
mystique .

The Oceanliner  Speed  Style  Symbol


Designing Liners

The dominant discourse of ocean liner travel is one of luxury and glamour. ...
Therefore, the interior design of the ships was considered less important than
their safety and speed. ... when he argued that this era was: 'The style of the “
Foreman Joiner” developed from the fact that all the fittings and decoration of
ships was at 6 ...

Designing Liners

This in-depth history of the interior design of ocean liners surveys the transient history of interior design in relation to the development of passenger shipping, from commissioning by the line owners, methods and sources for the original creation of designs through to its construction, use and influence. It is a short-lived branch of architecture and design, lasting an average of fifteen years. As the design and taste mirrors and reinforces cultural assumptions about national identity, gender, class and race, not only did the interiors of ocean going liners reflect the changing hierarchies of society and shifting patterns in globalization, but the glamour and styling of the liners were reflected back into the design of interiors on land. Combining design history, architecture history, material and visual cultures, Designing Liners is a richly multidisciplinary work for those studying or researching this application of interior design.

The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria

And, in true Italian style, getting them there was itself quickly raised to an art form.
The end of World War II marked the end of the golden age of the ocean liner. ...
Cunard's Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth returned to transatlantic service,
offering speed and luxury aligned to British ... A modicum of glamour prevailed:
since airlines generally carried only a small number of well-to-do passengers,
they all ...

The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria

In the tradition of Erik Larson's Dead Wake comes The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria, about the sinking of the glamorous Italian ocean liner, including never-before-seen photos of the wreck today. In 1956, a stunned world watched as the famous Italian ocean liner Andrea Doria sank after being struck by a Swedish vessel off the coast of Nantucket. Unlike the tragedy of the Titanic, this sinking played out in real time across radios and televisions, the first disaster of the modern age. Audiences witnessed everything that ensued after the unthinkable collision of two modern vessels equipped with radar: perilous hours of uncertainty; the heroic rescue of passengers; and the final gasp as the pride of the Italian fleet slipped beneath the Atlantic, taking some fifty lives with her. Her loss signaled the end of the golden age of ocean liner travel. Now, Greg King and Penny Wilson offer a fresh look at this legendary liner and her tragic fate. Andrea Doria represented the romance of travel, the possibility of new lives in the new world, and the glamour of 1950s art, culture, and life. Set against a glorious backdrop of celebrity and La Dolce Vita, Andrea Doria's last voyage comes vividly to life in a narrative tightly focused on her passengers – Cary Grant's wife; Philadelphia's flamboyant mayor; the heiress to the Marshall Field fortune; and many brave Italian emigrants – who found themselves plunged into a desperate struggle to survive. The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria follows the effect this trauma had on their lives, and brings the story up-to-date with the latest expeditions to the wreck. Drawing on in-depth research, interviews with survivors, and never-before-seen photos of the wreck as it is today, The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria is a vibrant story of fatal errors, shattered lives, and the triumph of the human spirit.

Sea Change

leisure-craft, they would have hugged the shore and been wary of pitting
themselves against ocean swells. ... For more than a century, Britain's ocean
liners dominated the North Atlantic and brought film-star glamour and sex appeal
to the ... Even ashore, the Cunard house style drove architectural high fashion
the new Odeon cinemas looked less like theatres than ... record were the
maritime equivalents of modern F1 motor racing, using speed to keep a brand
name in the public eye.

Sea Change

We have a special relationship with the sea. It is the single most powerful driver of our economy, our lifestyle and our politics. It affects what we eat, how we use the land, how we relate to our neighbours, how we travel, even the thickness of our coats. Yet we go on treating it, with childlike faith and unreason, as if we imagine it to be infinitely resourceful and endlessly forgiving. Sea Change addresses such issues as pollution by sewage, nuclear waste and dumping at sea; extinction of fish stocks; destruction of marine environment, impacts of climate change, coastal erosion and rising sea levels; decline of our seaside resorts; the failure of the 'integrated transport policy';and smuggling. In each case Girling questions: how did the situation arise? What are the consequences? What should be done? And what will happen when we fail? His unique voice blends horror, humour and 'just fancy that'; sifting for solutions in the sands, he is utterly compelling, entertaining and inspirational.

The QE2

Style,. Glamour. and. Uncertainty. When Robin Woodall first went to sea in 1950
aboard the Cunard freighter Arabia, he could not have imagined ... day command
their flagship, the last Atlantic superliner and one of the very best known ocean
liners of all time—the mighty, much beloved Queen Elizabeth 2. ... The QE2 was
westbound to New York, at reduced speed, down from her customary 281⁄2 knots
.

The QE2

Illustrated with more than 150 black-and-white and 27 color images, this chronicle by an expert maritime historian offers a rare and captivating blend of personal anecdotes, archival material, and impeccable scholarship.

Twenties and Thirties Style

In terms of T9205 and T930s style, the world of transportation offers many
innovative examples of ortefacts which were stylistically very well realized. ...
Nevertheless, their presence and their use of ocean liners, airships, luxury trains
and fast cars as modes of transport did much to contribute ... glamour of highly
visible, highly publicized, nationally backed ventures. ... the I9th century but it was
not until the 20th that the crossing could be made with anything approaching
modern 'speed'.

Twenties and Thirties Style