Cruiseliner France retrospective

Version française de cet article Cruiseliner France retrospectivePaquebot France, Cruiseliner France retrospective in English, is a retrospective book published by the Musée de la Marine for the occasion of the “Made in France” Exhibition, edited by Glénat / Chasse-Marée.


Click on the picture or here to read Philippe Starck critical point of view in its preface.
His analysis is not fully wrong but certainly too fast and too sharp, forgetting very good artworks! Obviously the cruiseliner is more a collection of different styles than a global harmonised one. Some pieces looks very classical beside other ones quite modern.
The master idea is Art not industrial design, the reason is the memory of the cruiseliner Normandie. Refer to Aboard: 50 Years of Cruiseliners Decorative Arts or here.