London Tube Stations 1924-1961 (Hardback)
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London Tube Stations 1924-1961 (Hardback)

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Hardback 200 Pages
Published: 13/04/2023
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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: 640 g
Dimensions: 160 x 200 mm

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“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 copy by T&H.
This is a sweet little volume for a special era... More

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