P&O by Ruth Artmonsky

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P&O: Across the Oceans, Across the Years is a beautifully compiled book illustrated with over 200 images from the P&O Heritage Collection.

An engaging and richly illustrated homage to one of the most famous companies afloat, in its 175th anniversary year.

Features all the details of life on board, from the food menus and tickets, to the marine paintings and silver.

Official campaign book for the Peninsular & Oriental (P&O) Company
"A prestigious and fascinating book telling the P&O story through the eyes of those who travelled with, worked for and managed the company over the years, richly illuminated by works from the official P&O Heritage collection." Arabian Gazette

A nostalgic glance astern at the glory days of Peninsular & Oriental (P&O) both at sea and on shore. Drawing on personal recollections in the archives of P&O Heritage, Ruth Artmonsky looks back at the company during the age of empire and a bygone time when travelling P&O captured the imagination of writers from Thackeray to Noël Coward. In addition the book takes a curator's tour of the company's art collection which dates back to P&O's foundation in 1837. The result is an engaging and richly illustrated homage to one of most famous companies afloat, in its 175th anniversary year.

Starting Out
Heading East
Ship Style
Life Aboard
Selected Ships List
Paintings Illustrated
Picture Credits
Quotation References


About Ruth Artmonsky

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Ruth Artmonsky trained as a psychologist and worked as a director of a worldwide management consultancy before turning her interests to design. Specialising in British design in the first half of the 20th century her books range from prints and printers, to artists and designers, and to their patrons, including Colin Anderson of the Orient Line in 'Shipboard Style'. P&O had an interest in the Orient Line from 1918, acquiring complete ownership in 1960, so that it was natural for Ruth Artmonsky to follow up her interest in shipping and its passengers to the parent company.
Published August 16, 2012 by Antique Collectors Club Dist. 264 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Travel, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction