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Open: The Book
Thames & Hudson
The Vendome Press
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Written by Philip Dawson,
CONWAY MARITIME PRESS
Large ships have always evoked awe and nostalgia among people, and none more so than the giant liners of the 19th and 20th centuries. They sailed the oceans with a wide range of passengers long before any other mode of long-distance transport was available to the ordinary man. Their sheer size and opulence were genuinely admired and frequently amazed at around the world, and the romance and tragedy surrounding them has ensured an enduring place in the hearts and minds of those who served or travelled on them as well as those who have only ever seen their like in literature or on film.
Here, for the very first time, the history of these vessels is recounted with a full exploration into their design, construction and development, along with a social history of those who worked and travelled on them. The well-known favourites such as Mauretania, Olympic, and Titanic,
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The book is beautifully illustrated throughout with original and contemporary illustrations in both colour and black-and-white, artworks, posters and plans; it includes many interior and exterior photographs of the magnificent new RMS Queen Mary 2. This magnificent book is sure to become a must have for liner enthusiasts and maritime historians alike. The illustrations alone are a goldmine of period pieces, industrial splendour and style.
THE NORMANDIE ~ France's Legendary Art Deco Liner ~
Written by John Maxtone-Graham
W.W. NORTON & COMPANY, INC.
The Normandie was unquestionably the most beautiful ocean liner ever built. The world’s largest at the time, she also became the world’s fastest. Her art deco interiors were unrivalled: capacious, elegant, and chic, decorated by teams of France’s most talented artists. Yet the Normandie was plagued with frustrations—never attracting more passengers than the competition and tragically ending her days in flames at New York’s Pier 88.
Unquestionably, the most definitive, compelling and, at times, heart-breaking account of this fabled liner ever written. Normandie was without doubt the world's largest, fastest and most luxurious ocean liner. With his customary expertise, Maxtone-Graham documents the vessel's artistic context, design, construction and ingenious mechanical sinews; then her fitting out, challenging sea trials, triumphant maiden voyage, all-too-brief four-year service and her ultimate, tragic destruction. Maxtone-Graham, a world-famous maritime historian, discusses Normandie in his unmistakably pungent, authoritative and entertaining style.
The book is beautifully illustrated throughout with original and contemporary illustrations in both colour and black-and-white, artworks, posters and plans; it includes many interior and exterior photographs of the magnificent S.S. Normandie. This magnificent book is sure to become a must have for liner enthusiasts and maritime historians alike. The illustrations alone are a goldmine of period pieces, industrial splendour and style.
We highly recommend this book as a great addition to the collection of any avid reader interested in the inspiring story of the Ocean Liner and the Golden Age of Ocean Travel. Equally good of course for those interested in the legendary Normandie. This book will surely be very popular so we encourage you to get a copy soon while stocks last.
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
QE2 ~ Britain's Greatest Liner ~
Written by Philip Dawson, Ian Johnston and Bruce Peter
Three leading ship historians join forces to write the definitive history of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth 2, the world’s most famous ocean liner. Beginning with an overview of the social and cultural context from which the liner emerged, the design process is followed from the earliest proposals for Q3 to the detailed design of Q4. The story continues with the John Brown shipyard successfully tendering for the construction and recounts the many challenges which beset the famous shipbuilder in the periods before, during and after QE2 was being built.
Thereafter, the ship’s sea trials, troubled inauguration and successful maiden voyage are described, partly through first hand accounts. The long career and the many subsequent changes carried out to the ship are then illustrated against the cultural and economic backgrounds of rapidly changing societies in Britain and the USA. QE2 has stood the test of time remarkably well – but, since the 1980s, the liner has gradually been rebuilt from a futuristic Modernist icon into a ‘retro’ ship, based upon nostalgia for a lost ‘golden age’ of inter-war liner travel and the reasons for these changes are also explained. Bringing the story right up-to-date, the book concludes with an account of the final voyage to Dubai.
We highly recommend this book as a great addition to the collection of any avid reader interested in the inspiring story of the Ocean Liner and the Golden Age of Ocean Travel. Equally good of course for those interested in the legendary QE2. This book will surely be very popular so we encourage you to get a copy soon while stocks last.
FIRST CLASS ~ Legendary Ocean Liner Voyages Around The World ~
Written by Gérard Piouffre and Catherine Donzel
THE VENDOME PRESS (Distributed in the UK by THAMES & HUDSON LTD)
Not so long ago, magnificent ocean liners – unmatched in opulence by today’s vessels – sailed the seas from NewYork to Rio, Alexandria to Marseilles, and from Southampton to Singapore. In this enchanting book, presented in a slipcase made to resemble a battered steamer trunk, these legendary ships – The Normandie, The Mauretania and The Majestic – are gloriously resurrected through photographs, posters, watercolours, advertising art, memorabilia and more. Gérard Piouffre, author of Luxury Liners: Life on Board, leads readers on an illustrated tour of these great liners, from glamorous dining rooms and gleaming table services to elaborate staterooms and exquisite salons. Divided into six fantastic journeys, First Class is an unparalleled celebration of the elegance, sophistication and comfort of a bygone era in ocean travel.
Profusely illustrated with period photographs, posters and advertising ephemera drawn from European and American sources, including numerous previously unpublished works from archival collections, of interior and exterior views of the great liners, glamorous dining rooms, elaborate staterooms, gleaming table services, ship life and arrivals in romantic harbours.
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The Vendome Press
Thames & Hudson Ltd