Designing Liners: A History of Interior Design Afloat
Anne MasseyISBN: 0415374685;
Designing Liners: A History of Interior Design Afloat covers the interior design of these floating palaces from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. The book offers the first history and analysis of this highly significant aspect of the design of interiors, which mirrors and reinforces cultural assumptions about national identity, gender, class and race. The interiors of ocean liners reflect the changing hierarchies of society and shifting patterns in globalization. The trajectory of the professionalizations of interior design is the connecting narrative of the book, from the local decorating firm to the internationally renowned architect. Designing Liners: A History of Interior Design Afloat provides the first survey of the transient history of interior design in relation to the development of passenger shipping. The history of these great ship interiors is tracked, from their commissioning by the line owners; the materials, methods and sources for the...
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