Ocean Liners

Autore: Dan Finamore
Editore: V & A Publishing
ISBN: 9781851779062
Grandezza: 67,24 MB
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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
Grandezza: 78,63 MB
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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.

The First Great Ocean Liners In Photographs

Autore: William H. Miller
Editore: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN:
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193 black and white photographs covering the years from 1897-1927.

The Golden Age Of Ocean Liners

Autore: Lee Server
Editore: Todtri Book Pub
ISBN: 9781880908860
Grandezza: 27,90 MB
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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.

Tricky Vic

Autore: Greg Pizzoli
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 069813995X
Grandezza: 19,33 MB
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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.

Zeppelin Hindenburg

Autore: Dan Grossman
Editore: History Press
ISBN: 9780750969956
Grandezza: 18,42 MB
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LZ129 Hindenburg was intended as the first of many German airships built for passenger, freight, and mail service between Europe and North and South America. Although most famous for her fiery crash on May 6, 1937, Hindenburg had completed 62 successful flights before the ship's hydrogen lifting gas ignited while landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Here three world-renowned Hindenburg experts have collaborated to create the definitive photographic history of the zeppelin. Gripping historical research is combined with a vivid selection of rare ephemera, rare photographs, and a fold-out section showcasing the ship's plans.

The Unseen Britannic

Autore: Simon Mills
Editore: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752497716
Grandezza: 49,10 MB
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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.

It S Alive

Autore: Daniel Finamore
Editore: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847860981
Grandezza: 42,56 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." --

Queen Mary 2

Autore: John Maxtone-Graham
Editore: Bulfinch Press
ISBN: 0821228846
Grandezza: 70,32 MB
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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.

Ocean Liner Posters

Autore: Gabriele Cadringher
Editore: ACC Distribution
ISBN: 9781851496730
Grandezza: 75,93 MB
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Ocean Liner Posters tells the story of shipping companies and their ships through the art they produced - their posters. For a century, ocean liners were the only way to travel from one continent to another. Millions of passengers travelled on transatlan