- 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- Superbly illustrated with many unpublished photographs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
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.
||275 x 215 mm
||30 June 2020
||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.