Ocean liners speed and style book

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ocean liners speed and style book

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style @ the Victoria and Albert Museum | Books & Boots

By Susan Mansfield. There is a scene in the film Titanic in which Kate Winslet descends the ornate wooden staircase to the first-class dining room, making her entrance in a black beaded dress and white gloves reaching past her elbows. It encapsulates the elegance and luxury of transatlantic travel in the age of the ocean liner. Of course, we know how that story ends, but the era of the ocean liner sailed on, arguably becoming even more glamorous in the s and s when ships became the epitome of the new Art Deco style. Aristocrats such as the Duke of Windsor, who abdicated the throne in , and his bride Wallis Simpson, became frequent transatlantic travellers, taking with them up to pieces of luggage.
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Exhibition Review – Ocean Liners: Speed & Style at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Exhibition preview: Ocean Liners - Speed and Style at V&A Dundee

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This beautifully illustrated book considers over a century of liner design: from sspeed striking graphics created to promote kcean to the triumphs of engineering, it is also about technology: the inventors and engineers who came up with ways of making ships faster and safer. Enlarge cover. The story of the ocean liner is not just about style, and from luxurious interiors to on board fashion and activities, and there is a large section on ship-building on the Clyde. Scottish engineering is central to the exhibition.

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The ocean liners of the 19th and 20th centuries also commonly known as cruise liners were instrumental in not only defining how we experience yachting today but also helped to shape the modern world. Created in collaboration with the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts, it will be the first time the cultural impact of these giant vessels will be investigated on an international scale. From the groundbreaking engineering and architectural aspects of the ships to the fashion seen on board and the luxurious lifestyles that the liners promoted — there will be a huge variety of historical items on display. Three years in the making, this exhibition will show how liners have shaped the modern world in many ways. Sunseeker Loading Azimut Loading

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Still, despite that PR misfortune — or possibly because of it — the notion of ocean travel, especially by steamship, is still invested with irresistible glamour. The great ships were little worlds in themselves, with inutterable glamour and style at the top and more cramped class solidarity in steerage. Think of the marine bit of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and then the episode in the film Brooklyn where our heroine is sick in a bucket, mid-Atlantic, in third class. But stop it right there. This exhibition has some artefacts and finishes with a wooden panel from the first-class lounge of the Titanic, split where the ship broke in half and floating mournfully on water as it once did on the Atlantic.

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