Ocean Liners

Autore: Dan Finamore
Editore: V & A Publishing
ISBN: 9781851779062
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Ocean Liners became floating cities for those lucky enough to travel in an era before commercial flight was widely affordable. This book explores the technical, aesthetic, cultural and political factors that came together to define such an iconic mode of travel, from grand Victorian barges to luxurious Art Deco floating palaces and sleek Modernist post-war liners. 0 0The shift in passenger from those driven to immigrate, often by necessity, to the wealthy leisure traveller led to rapid transformations in promotion, architecture, interior design and even the engineering of the ships themselves, as companies and countries completed to provide the most luxurious, safest and fastest liners possible. 00Dan Finamore is Russell W. Knight Curator of Maritime Art and History, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. Ghislaine Wood is Deputy Director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. 00Exhibition: The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, USA (20.05-15.10.2017).

Maritime Royalty

Autore: William Miller
Editore:
ISBN: 9781781555675
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2016 will be the 80th anniversary of the maiden voyage of one of the greatest of all ocean liners. The QUEEN MARY, constructed in the 1930s, sailed until 1967 and today lives on as a museum & hotel in southern California, is also one of the most famous ocean liners of all time. She was also heroic, serving valiantly in wartime, and altogether crossed the Atlantic more than 1000 times. Also, she was beloved - favored by passengers and crew alike. Hollywood stars, as another example, just preferred the QUEEN MARY. She had an undefinable chemistry--"Something in the woodwork that embraced everyone," according to one staff member. She was also part of Cunard, perhaps the most famous shipping line on the Atlantic. Along with a history of the QUEEN MARY, this book will look at her running-mate, the QUEEN ELIZABETH, as well as the subsequent QUEENS--the QE2 and the current day QUEEN MARY 2, QUEEN VICTORIA & QUEEN ELIZABETH. This book will be a salute to the QUEEN MARY, but also to the great QUEENS and to Cunard itself.

French Cultural Studies For The Twenty First Century

Autore: Masha Belenky
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611496381
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French Cultural Studies for the Twenty-First Century brings together current scholarship on a diverse range of topics—from French postcards and Third Republic menus to Haitian literary magazines and representation of race in vaudeville theater—in order to provide methodological insight into the current practice of French cultural studies. The essays in the volume show how scholars of French studies can effectively analyze what we term “non-traditional sources” in their historical and geographical contexts. In doing so, the volume offers a compelling vision of the field today and maps out potential paradigms for future research. This book builds upon previous scholarship that defined the stakes of using an interdisciplinary approach to analyze cultural objects from France and Francophone regions and aims to evaluate the current state of this complex and constantly evolving field and its current methodological practices.

Tricky Vic

Autore: Greg Pizzoli
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 069813995X
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A New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2015 In the early 1900s, Robert Miller, a.k.a. “Count Victor Lustig,” moved to Paris hoping to be an artist. A con artist, that is. He used his ingenious scams on unsuspecting marks all over the world, from the Czech Republic, to Atlantic ocean liners, and across America. Tricky Vic pulled off his most daring con in 1925, when he managed to "sell" the Eiffel Tower to one of the city’s most successful scrap metal dealers! Six weeks later, he tried to sell the Eiffel Tower all over again. Vic was never caught. For that particular scam, anyway. . . . Kids will love to read about Vic's thrilling life, and teachers will love the informational sidebars and back matter. Award-winner Greg Pizzoli’s humorous and vibrant graphic style of illustration mark a bold approach to picture book biography. From the Hardcover edition.

The Golden Age Of Ocean Liners

Autore: Lee Server
Editore: Todtri Book Pub
ISBN: 9781880908860
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The remarkable story of the international competition to build the world's fastest, largest, and most luxurious ships. Full color and archival photographs capture the glamour of this extraordinary era.

Thunderstruck

Autore: Erik Larson
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1409044769
Grandezza: 38,80 MB
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In 1910, Edwardian England was scandalized by a murder. It seems mild-mannered American Hawley Crippen had killed his wife, buried her remains in the cellar of their North London home and then gone on the run with his young mistress, his secretary Ethel Le Neve. A Scotland Yard inspector, already famous for his part in the Ripper investigation, discovered the murder and launched an international hunt for Crippen that climaxed in a trans-Atlantic chase between two ocean liners. The chase itself was novel, but what captured the imagination was the role played by a new and little understood technology: the wireless. Thanks to its inventor Marconi's obsessive fight to perfect his machine, the world was able to learn of events occurring in the middle of the Atlantic as they unfolded - something previously unthinkable. Commentators of the time all agreed that if not for Marconi, Crippen would have escaped. But Marconi had struggled to gain acceptance for his invention (some viewed it as a supernatural device, while distrust of foreigners remained prevalent in England and America). It was the Crippen case that helped convince the world of the potential of Marconi's miracle technology, so accelerating the revolution that eventually produced the modern means of communication we take for granted today. With its cast of captivating characters, Thunderstruck is Erik Larson doing what he does brilliantly well: bringing together seemingly disparate yet inextricably linked lives to paint a fascinating and exciting portrait of an extraordinary age of cultural, social and technological change while evoking the darker side of human nature.

Cruise Ship Tourism 2nd Edition

Autore: Ross Dowling
Editore: CABI
ISBN: 1780646089
Grandezza: 70,71 MB
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Completely updated and revised, Cruise Ship Tourism, 2nd Edition covers the economic, social and environmental impacts of cruising, combining the latest knowledge and research to provide a comprehensive account of the subject. Despite the industry growing rapidly, there is a substantial gap in the related literature, and this book addresses the key issues for researchers, students and industry professionals. A valuable 'one-stop-shop' for those interested in cruise ships and maritime tourism, this new edition from major names in the field is also an invaluable resource for anyone concerned more widely with tourism and business development.

The Unseen Britannic

Autore: Simon Mills
Editore: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752497716
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As the third and largest sister of the famous Olympic-class trio, Britannic is often and unjustly overlooked in comparison to Olympic and Titanic. Launched on the eve of war in February 1914, Britannic would never see service on the White Star Line’s express service on the North Atlantic mail run for which she was built. After being requisitioned by the Admiralty in November 1915 His Majesty’s Hospital Ship Britannic instead became indispensible to the thousands of injured and sick troops that needed transporting back to Britain from the Mediterranean theatre of war. However, as was the fate of many liners during the conflict, her life was cut tragically short when she was suddenly wracked by a mysterious explosion on 21 November 1916 and sank in less than an hour – three times faster than her sister ship Titanic, and yet thanks to the improvements in safety heralded by the tragedy of her sister 1,032 of 1,062 on board survived.Here Simon Mills brings together previously unseen material, including stunning colour images of Britannic’s wreck in the Aegean Sea, and this poignant story to tell a tale of heroism in the First World War, of an oftoverlooked but key ship to British maritime history and of the unique future that the wreck might still one day enjoy.

Queen Mary 2

Autore: John Maxtone-Graham
Editore: Bulfinch Press
ISBN: 0821228846
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In January 2004, Cunard Line's latest flagship, the stupendous Queen Mary 2, sailed on her maiden voyage from England. Not merely a cruise ship, this fourth Cunard Queen is a true ocean liner, able to cross the Atlantic in all weathers at high speed, sustaining the company's celebrated heritage. She is the most expensive, ambitious and largest passenger cruise ship of all time. The Queen Mary 2 book documents the creation of this remarkable vessel from keel laying to christening and features stunning four-colour photographs and paintings, details of design, construction, engines, lavish interiors, sea trails, and christening. It also contains archival images juxtaposing her significance against her predecessors. An eight-page gatefold shows a detailed cutaway of the remarkable interiors.

It S Alive

Autore: Daniel Finamore
Editore: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847860981
Grandezza: 21,44 MB
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"Kirk Hammett, best known as the guitarist of the rock band Metallica, is also an avid collector of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition features 135 works that provide insight into the evolution of horror and sci-fi films and how they have played upon contemporary societal fears. Hammett acknowledges his poster collection as a source of inspiration for his own musical creativity. The exhibition features film posters as well as collectible electric guitars, monster masks and sculptures." --