Designing Liners: A History of Interior Design Afloat

Designing Liners: A History of Interior Design Afloat

This book shows how the insides of ocean liners have changed from the middle of the 19th century to the 21st century. It is the first book to give a history and analysis of this vital part of interior design, which reflects and reinforces cultural ideas about national identity, gender, class, and ethnicity. Anne Massey’s method combines the study of interior design, the history of design, architecture, and the analysis of ships. The South African Union Castle and P & O Lines are discussed more in the new edition, as well as the ships’ demise and how they were used after that.

Description

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. The interiors of ocean liners show how the social order and patterns of globalisation are changing. 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 essential part of interior design, which reflects and reinforces cultural ideas about national identity, gender, class, and ethnicity.

The book’s main story is how interior design went from being done by a local decorating company to being done by an internationally famous architect. It is an essential 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 about the growth of passenger shipping. The history of these significant 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.

This new edition contains 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 combines 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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