High Style on the High Seas: Passenger Ships Interiors

Author(s): William H. Miller 

ISBN: 9781781557846
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The great glamour and high style of ocean liners, both large and small, sail forth like an armada of ships in grand review.
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  • A beautiful yet forgotten tale of a bygone era: a rare approach to the magnificent history of liners

  • Superbly illustrated with many unpublished photographs

  • Of interest to maritime historians and architectural/decorative readers

  • Written by maritime’s biggest star – William H. Miller

Prestigious ocean liners conjure an image of luxury: the great salons and smoking rooms, suites, staterooms and even indoor swimming pools.

High Style on the High Seas: Passenger Ship Interiors studies the décor of ocean liners over a glorious 100 years. It begins with the likes of the Mauretania, commissioned in 1907, and shows her Edwardian flourish and finery – the palm court days.

We move into the 1920s and 1930s to art nouveau, German Bauhaus and, of course, the high glamour of art deco. Ships include the Paris, the innovative Ile de France, Bremen and the stunning Normandie and Queen Mary.

Then there is post-war modern, ‘mid-century’ as it is dubbed today, and finally the floating resorts, the contemporary of the current cruise generation.

The great glamour and high style of ocean liners, both large and small, sail forth like an armada of ships in grand review.


BOOK ISBN 9781781557846
FORMAT 275 x 215 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 128 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 30 June 2020
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 31 black-and-white and 185 colour photographs

 

 






Known as ‘Mr Ocean Liner,’ William H. Miller has written over 80 books about passenger ships. He has covered the liners large and small, in war and peace, and as collectibles and in post card form. Miller has also penned over 1000 articles about ships and sea travel. He has been a popular guest lecturer aboard such liners as the QE2, Queen Mary 2, Rotterdam & Crystal Serenity for over 30 years. Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, just across from the great liner piers of New York City, Miller has appeared in numerous TV documentaries, and news programs and himself has been the subject of a 60-min documentary called ‘Mr Ocean Liner’. Miller has been the recipient of numerous maritime awards.

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