Praise for Great Atlantic Liners of the Twentieth Century in Colour includes 'a must for liner enthusiasts'. Ships Monthly
Samuel Cunard had been given a British government contract, fixed at £55,000 a year for seven years. The new company was officially named the British ...
Author: William H. Miller
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Includes chapters on California, Nevada, and other parts of the West, and the Hawaiian Islands.
The Vanderbilt steamer , with her dingy colour and rusty smoke - stacks , looked to ... the President , of the famous Cunard ( British ) THE GOLDEN GATE .
Author: Isabelle Saxon
This volume of the Golden Age of Illustration Series contains Hans Christian Andersen's most famous tale 'The Little Mermaid', first published in May of 1837. This classic fairy tale has been continuously in print in different editions since its first publication, with many, many, different artists illustrating the story over the years. This edition features a beautiful collection of the best of that art, taken from the likes of Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, Harry Clarke, Honor Appleton, Anne Anderson, Edmund Dulac, Mable Lucie Attwell, among others. This series of books celebrates the Golden Age of Illustration. During this period, the popularity, abundance and - most importantly - the unprecedented upsurge in the quality of illustrated works marked an astounding change in the way that publishers, artists and the general public came to view this hitherto insufficiently esteemed art form. The Golden Age of Illustration Series, has sourced the rare original editions of these books and reproduced the beautiful art work in order to build a unique collection of illustrated fairy tales.
It went through many editions over the years and, and is renowned for the ... World were used by Cunard to decorate the dining rooms of its flagship liner, ...
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Colours of Cunard Ships FUNNEL , red with black top and two or three black rings . MASTS and DERRICKS , golden brown . SUPERSTRUCTURE , white .
Author: Frank Ellerton Dodman
Category: Merchant marine
Caronia ch becovte reove stodety The current Caronia is the third ship in Cunard's 160 - year history to bear the name and like her forebears is likely to ...
Category: Cruise lines
107 colour photos . 56 pages . Softback .... £ 12.00 THE FLEET 1840-2004 by Elspeth Wills History of the Cunard Shipping Line traced through all the vessels ...
A VIVID PORTRAIT OF WOMEN'S LIVES DURING THE GOLDEN AGE OF TRANSATLANTIC TRAVEL Before convenient air travel, transatlantic travel was the province of the great ocean liners and never more so than in the glory days of the interwar years. It was an extraordinary undertaking made by many women. Some travelled for leisure, some for work; others to find a new life, marriage, to reinvent themselves or find new opportunities. Their stories have remained largely untold - until now. Maiden Voyages is a fascinating portrait of these women, and their lives on board magnificent ocean liners as they sailed between the old and the new worlds. The ocean liner was a microcosm of contemporary society, divided by class: from the luxury of the upper deck, playground for the rich and famous, to the cramped conditions of steerage or third class travel. These iconic liners were filled with women of all ages, classes and backgrounds: celebrities and refugees, migrants and millionairesses, aristocrats and crew members. Full of incredible gossip, stories and intrigue, Maiden Voyages has a diverse cast of inspiring women - from A-listers like Josephine Baker, a dancer from St Louis who found fame in Paris, Marlene Dietrich and Wallis Simpson, Violet 'the unsinkable' Jessop, a crew member who survived the sinking of the Titanic, and entrepreneur Sibyl Colefax, a pioneering interior designer. Whichever direction they were travelling, whatever hopes they entertained, they were all under the spell of life at sea, a spell which would only break when they went ashore. Maiden Voyages is a compelling and highly entertaining account of life on board: part dream factory, part place of work, independence and escape - always moving.
women and the Golden Age of transatlantic travel Siân Evans ... The previous year, Cunard had recognised that there was a burgeoning market in American ...
Author: Siân Evans
Publisher: Hachette UK
11.0 Colour Seeing and Believing from the Royal School of Church Music , Addington ... Institute of Agricultural Engineering celebrates its Golden Jubilee .
Brave Poet, Indomitable Rebel, 1896-1965 Hugh D. Ford, Nancy Cunard ... and Clotilde Vail , whose long golden hair could be flung to the ground with a ...
Author: Hugh D. Ford
Publisher: Philadelphia : Chilton Book Company
Category: Authors, English
There is a real sense of rediscovery with this formidable gathering of modern British art that covers work from the birth of the Edwardian era through decades of experimentalism, through the two world wars. Beautifully, produced much of the art has not be
In 1910 Lady Cunard left her husband to his country estate , taking the fourteenyear - old Nancy with her to London . Here she set up her own establishment ...
Author: Ted Gott
... while others may judge from the handsome colour plate that forms the frontispiece to Alan Paterson's The Golden Years of the Clyde Steamers .
Author: Ian S. Munro
Category: Bute - Description and travel
This “handsome volume” offers a “lavishly illustrated” journey back to the golden age of steam travel through first-hand accounts and images of the passengers (Bruce Peter, author of Ship Style). A Century of Sea Travel is an eye-opening voyage through the golden years of the passenger steamship, a voyage described by the very travelers who sailed on these magnificent engineering marvels. In memoirs and letters home, diaries and the backs of postcards, the recorded experiences of every aspect of steamship travel are here relived: from details of the ships, the crew, and fellow passengers; to the food and entertainment on board; to tales of romance, accidents, and disasters; and of being dreadfully sick during storms at sea. The writers were emigrants or colonial rulers, men of letters, young men seeking their fortune, wives on their way to new homes abroad; some were rich, many were poor and escaping the hardship of downtrodden lives. All had in common the experience of voyaging at sea. Vividly brought to life by full-color and black-and-white postcards, travel posters, promotional brochures, fine art, photographs, maps, luggage labels, health inspection certificates, and itineraries, the authors have woven together word and image into a page-turning narrative that evocatively describes an age (1840–1950) now lost to time.
A Century of Sea Travel is an eye-opening voyage through the golden years of the passenger steamship, a voyage described by the very travelers who sailed on these magnificent engineering marvels.
Author: Christopher Deakes
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
And so continued Ida and Billy throughout the remaining years of the Great ... of the Cunard liners, to work on a beautiful prairie farm where golden wheat ...
Author: Eric Thomas
70 years in peacetime , the ships also played their part in two world wars . ... on a great company which operated in the golden era of Victoriana .
Washington Allston (1779-1843), the first major American artist trained in Europe, produced important paintings, explored sculpture and architecture, and published poetry and art criticism. On his return to America he became influential in the cultural and intellectual life of New England. Allston "knew everyone" and corresponded with many of the leading figures of his day, including Wordsworth, Longfellow, Irving, Sully, and Morse.Nathalia Wright's edition is the most comprehensive work to date on Allston, bringing together all known letters by and to him and describing his principal activities in years for which correspondence is lacking. Allston holds an important place in the history of American culture and European art and has long deserved such a volume, which offers a fascinating view of the world of arts and letters during the early American flowering.
... by one of the Cunard Steamers,” informing me that he had shipped the Colours I ordered ... This has been but a melancholy year to me; I have been ill, ...
Author: Nathalia Wright
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
When the luxury liner Ile de France sailed into New York harbor for the first time in 1927, she brought to America the first great, coordinated example of what the French then called L'Art Moderne. The revolutionary Art Deco interiors found on the Ile de France were unlike anything previously seen on the North Atlantic and set a standard in ocean liner décor for decades to come. Her glittering passenger lists of the 1920s and 1930s were the envy of other shipping lines: Marlene Dietrich, Gloria Swanson, John D. Rockefeller, Buster Keaton, Barbara Hutton, Maurice Chevalier, Will Rogers, Cary Grant, Marie Curie and Arturo Toscanini were but a few of the luminaries that graced its salons. The Ile de France served heroically in World War II as a troopship, and in peacetime came to the rescue of other ships nine times during her career, most notably when she rescued more than 700 survivors from the stricken Andrea Doria following its collision with the Stockholm in 1956. In a last gasp of immortality, the Ile de France appeared in the epic disaster film The Last Voyage standing in for a fictional, stricken liner. Forgetting her ignoble end, the Ile deFrance is still held in awe and reverence both in her native France and by the maritime community worldwide. Although neither the fastest nor the largest liner of her time, one writer said of the Ile de France, “She was handsome without being grand, comfortable without being overstuffed, class-conscious without living by exclusions.” The penchant the Ile de France had for attracting the famous, the talented, the youthful, along with her special chic and verve ensured her place in the pantheon of immortal Atlantic liners.
extravagant and crude, loud in colour and restless in form, ... The Cunard Line's legendary Mauretania of 1907 boasted a plethora of shoreside styles.
Author: Thomas Kepler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The story of the great and beautiful ships, built for speed and comfort, that regularly plied between Europe and America on the North Atlantic route. It is the story of a line in ship design that runs from Brunel's Great Eastern through the early Cunarders and the might German ships of the late nineteenth century, to the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth, the Normandie, the United States and, finally the QE2.
Cunard's house - magazine said how already laid down a 60.000 liner at Belfast ... old colours , but exploit since Jason brought back the Golden two years ...
Author: Terry Coleman
Publisher: Lane, Allen
Category: Atlantic Ocean
Selected Poems gathers writing from four decades of Nancy Cunard's life, some published here for the first time. The selection illuminates Cunard's transnational modernist project in full, from her early years as a coterie poet on the edges of Bloomsbury and avant-garde London, to her frontline activism during the Spanish Civil War and life-long fight against fascism in Europe and America, to her final years documented in poems written from hospitals and sanatoriums. Among the poems is Cunard's longer, psychogeographical work Parallax, published originally by the Hogarth Press, a response in part to T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. Through her introduction and notes, editor Sandeep Parmar frames Cunard's complex legacy as a poet, publisher, and activist. A contribution to the wider feminist revision of modernism, this volume draws attention to Cunard's extraordinary, prismatic oeuvre, shaped by some of the twentieth century's most dramatic events. 'One of the major phenomena of history.' William Carlos Williams. 'A bold heroine of the battle against the inexpressible' Ramón J. Sender
And in Montevideo, friends, and the colours of Spain-my-Spain; Another colour: waters of the Rio Plata before Buenos Aires; It is the opal again, ...
Author: Nancy Cunard
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
What can a cultural history of the heartthrob teach us about women, desire, and social change? From dreams of Prince Charming or dashing military heroes, to the lure of dark strangers and vampire lovers; from rock stars and rebels to soulmates, dependable family types or simply good companions, female fantasies about men tell us as much about the history of women as about masculine icons. When girls were supposed to be shrinking violets, passionate females risked being seen as "unbridled," or dangerously out of control. Change came slowly, and young women remained trapped in double-binds. You may have needed a husband in order to survive, but you had to avoid looking like a gold-digger. Sexual desire could be dangerous: a rash guide to making choices. Show attraction too openly and you might be judged "fast" and undesirable. Education and wage-earning brought independence and a widening of cultural horizons. Young women in the early twentieth century showed a sustained appetite for novel-reading, cinema-going, and the dancehall. They sighed over Rudolph Valentino's screen performances, as tango-dancer, Arab tribesman, or desert lover. Contemporary critics were sniffy about "shop-girl" taste in literature and in men, but as consumers, girls had new clout. In Heartthrobs, social and cultural historian Carole Dyhouse draws upon literature, cinema, and popular romance to show how the changing position of women has shaped their dreams about men, from Lord Byron in the early nineteenth century to boy-bands in the early twenty-first. Reflecting on the history of women as consumers and on the nature of fantasy, escapism, and "fandom," she takes us deep into the world of gender and the imagination. A great deal of feminist literature has shown women as objects of the "male gaze": this book looks at men through the eyes of women.
See also Gordon, L., Nancy Cunard, Heiress, Muse, Political Idealist (New York, ... Williams, S., Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and his Nation ...
Author: Carol Dyhouse
Publisher: Oxford University Press