Designing Liners: A History of Interior Design Afloat

Designing Liners: A History of Interior Design Afloat

Designing Liners: A History of Interior Design Afloatย covers the interior design of these floating palaces from the mid-nineteenth century to the twenty-first century.

In this new edition, the design history of ocean liners is also looked at. This is important at a time when the market for holiday cruises is growing. The book is the first to give a history and analysis of this very important part of interior design, which reflects and reinforces cultural ideas about national identity, gender, class, and ethnicity. The interiors of ocean liners show how the social order and patterns of globalisation are changing.

The main story of the book is how interior design went from being done by a local decorating company to being done by an internationally famous architect. It is an important addition to the study of interior design, and it looks at this type of building that is only there for a short time.

This book is the first to look at the history of interior design and how it changed over time in relation to the growth of passenger shipping. The history of these big ship interiors is told, from when the line owners asked for them to be made, to what materials, methods, and sources were used, to how they were made, how they were used, and how they were received.

In this new edition, there is more information on the South African Union Castle and P & O Lines, as well as the ships’ demise and changes in use.

Anne Massey’s method is a mix of interior design studies, design history, architectural history, and maritime studies. It is based on a wide range of original research. The new edition was carefully put together with illustrations in both black and white and colour.


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