Bucket-List Books

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Curated by Jenn Thornton

  Photo courtesy of V&A Publishing/Abrams

Photo courtesy of V&A Publishing/Abrams

Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed and Style by Daniel Finamore and Ghislaine Wood

Booking passage on an ocean liner—once the grand-dame of travel—meant wayfaring stem-to-stern in decorative splendor with equally ornamented travelers. Now, this new book—a companion to an exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum—provides an aspirational glance of the golden age of oceangoing, from the shipping companies and ambitious booking offices to how the floating palaces they promoted were engineered, configured to class, and marketed. High seas, indeed.  $65.00, V&A Publishing, AbramsBooks.com