Designing Liners: A History of Interior Design Afloat

Designing Liners: A History of Interior Design Afloat

by Anne Wealleans, Anne Weallenas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415374669

ISBN-13: 9780415374668

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Designing Liners: A history of interior design afloat covers the interior design of these floating palaces from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. The book offers the first history and analysis of this highly significant aspect of the design of interiors, which mirrors and reinforces cultural assumptions about national identity. gender, class and race. The…  See more details below

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Designing Liners: A history of interior design afloat covers the interior design of these floating palaces from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. The book offers the first history and analysis of this highly significant aspect of the design of interiors, which mirrors and reinforces cultural assumptions about national identity. gender, class and race. The interiors of ocean liners reflect the changing hierarchies of society and shifting patterns in globalization. The trajectory of the professionalization of interior design is the connecting narrative of the book, from the local decorating firm to the internationally renowned architect.

This book provides the first survey of the transient history of interior design in relation to the development of passenger shipping. The history of these great ship interiors is tracked, from their commissioning by the line owners; the materials, methods and sources for the initial creation; their construction; their use and reception. Drawing on a broad range of original research, Anne Wealleans' approach combines design history, architectural history, material and visual culture.

About the Author:
Anne Wealleans is Professor at the School of Art and Design History at Kingston University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415374668
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


List of illustrations     vi
Acknowledgements     viii
Introduction     1
Decorating technology     6
Luxury interiors and Arts and Crafts architects     24
Beaux Arts luxury on board     35
Floating art deco showcases     73
Modern designer liners     103
Transatlantic modernism and the interior designer     136
Ships and their interior designers     165
Notable ships     170
Glossary     200
Bibliography     202
Index     210

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