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Cruise: Identity, Design and Culture

by Peter Quartermaine

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0847827968, Paperback)

Cruise delightfully recalls a time of gracious travel, as well as the modern-day evolution of cruising at sea. It explores the design and culture of cruise ships from the golden age of the interwar period, up to the present when cruise ships have come to embrace "entertainment architecture." Packed full of illustrations of all aspects of cruise ship design—interiors, entertainment, travel posters, and other ephemera—this timely book also documents the current renaissance in cruise vacations.Traveling by cruise ship, especially between the wars and into the '50s, was the most luxurious and stylish form of transport available. Many of the greatest liners were built during that time, including France's Normandie, whose Art Deco interior was one of the most lavish—and beautiful—ever created. This up-to-date visual history of ocean travel, complete with full illustrations and a lively survey of every aspect of sailing on the high seas, will appeal to and delight a broad audience including cruise ship enthusiasts, designers, and nostalgia buffs.

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"A look at the story of cruising, this book documents a whole range of onboard experiences from the interwar heyday of liner transport right through to the present age of the ship as 'floating city'. With the aid of rare archive material as well as new photography, the authors examine all aspects of international cruising - with its many national variations - both elegant and restrained, kitsch and excessive." "Cruise shows how onboard culture has evolved over the decades to suit the changing needs of the cruise lines and their passengers. It is a study of interior and exterior design, of onboard entertainment, food and changes in the dining experience, of corporate identity, ephemera and graphics. Packed with illustrations, Cruise celebrates over a century of passenger seafaring and will appeal to anyone who has travelled the high seas, or who yearns to do so."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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