The seminal and pioneering London Underground is more than a mass transportation network - it is a style icon, its history involving some of the most important architects and artists of their time. From Frank Pick's vision to Metroland and Holden's innovative designs, David Long expertly weaves the story of the Underground - its abundance of characters (some good, some not so good), design firsts and brand identity - with Jane Magarigal's atmospheric photography. From suburban expansion to Blitz bombings and Soviet adulation, this book celebrates what remains a magnificent engineering and aesthetic achievement while providing an affectionate if slightly elegiac portrait of a London which is now gone for good.
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Descrizione libro The History Press, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0752458124
Descrizione libro The History Press, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110752458124