London Tube Stations 1924-1961

London Tube Stations 1924-1961

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Hardback Published on: 13/04/2023
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London Tube Stations 1924-1961
Interesting Volume
I love the London Underground, the history, the design, the many criss-crossing underground and overground tracks... and was very grateful to be send a cop... READ MORE
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Charles Holden's designs for the London Underground from the mid-1920s to the outbreak of World War II represent a high point of transport architecture and Modernist design in Britain. His collaboration with Frank Pick, the Chief Executive of London Transport, brought about a marriage of form and function still celebrated today. Pick used the term ‘Medieval Modernism’ to describe their work on the underground system, comparing the task to the construction of a great cathedral. London Tube Stations 1924 – 1961 catalogues and showcases every surviving station from this innovative period. These beautiful buildings, simultaneously historic and futuristic, have been meticulously documented by architectural photographer Philip Butler.Annotated with station-by-station overviews by writer and historian Joshua Abbott, the book provides an indispensable guide to the network's Modernist gems. All the key stations have a double page spread, with a primary exterior photograph alongside supporting images. A broader historical introduction, illustrated with archival images from the London Transport Museum, gives historical context, while a closing chapter lists the demolished examples alongside further period images.These stations, as famed architectural historian Nicholas Pevsner later noted, would "pave the way for the twentieth-century style in England".

  • Publisher: FUEL Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781739887827
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Weight: 640g
  • Dimensions: 160 x 200 mm

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