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Title Designing liners : a history of interior design afloat / Anne Massey.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Edition Second edition.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Bio/Hist Note Anne Massey is Professorial Fellow at the University for the Creative Arts. She has written eight books, including Interior Design Since 1900, The Independent Group: Modernism and Mass Culture in Britain, 1945-59 and ICA 1946-68.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 25, 2021).
Subject Ocean liners -- Decoration -- History.
Interior decoration -- History.
Genre History.
Summary "Designing Liners: A History of Interior Design Afloat covers the interior design of these floating palaces from the mid-nineteenth century to the 1960s. In this new edition, the design heritage of the ocean liner is also explored in this age of a growing holiday cruise market. 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 ethnicity. The interiors of ocean liners reflect the changing hierarchies of society and shifting patterns of globalization. The trajectory of the professionalization of interior design is the connecting narrative of the book, from the local decorating firm to the internationally renowned architect. It is an important addition to interior design research and takes this transitory building type as its subject. This book 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 initial creation; their construction; their use and reception. The demise and re-purposing of the interiors is also covered in this new edition, with additional material on the South African Union Castle and P & O lines. Drawing on a broad range of original research, Anne Massey's approach combines interior design studies, design history, architectural history and maritime studies. The new edition has been carefully designed to include black and white and colour illustrations"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Massey, Anne, 1956- Designing liners 2. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021. 9780367858957