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    DescriptionAs managing director of the London Underground in the 1920s and the first chief executive of London Transport, Frank Pick (1878-1941), had more influence on the look of twentieth century London than any other individual. Frank Pick's London offers a unique overview of Pick's passionate belief in the social and civic value of applied art and design and its impact on London. Frank Pick's London explores an extraordinary contribution to the everyday experience of modern London. Pick commissioned now familiar publicity posters from the likes of Paul Nash, Edward Bawden, Graham Sutherland and Edward McKnight Kauffer, iconic upholstery fabrics by Marion Dorn and architecture by Charles Holden for the extension of the Piccadilly line. Pick's awareness of urban design is still with us today and can be traced through to the architecture of the Jubilee Line, the Crossrail project and Thomas Heatherwick's new bus for London.

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    Frank Pick's London
    Art, Design and the Modern City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oliver Green
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 270 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 930 g
    ISBN 13: 9781851777570
    ISBN 10: 1851777571

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AKLC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    DC22: 709
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: ENGM3500
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    BIC subject category V2: AMX
    BISAC V2.8: DES007040
    LC classification: NE
    BIC subject category V2: WGCF
    BISAC V2.8: TRA009000
    Abridged Dewey: 769
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL
    BISAC V2.8: ART024000, DES007020
    DC23: 769.493884209421
    BISAC region code:
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/SOCLAS
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    200 colour
    V & A Publishing
    Imprint name
    V & A Publishing
    Publication date
    10 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Oliver Green is former Head Curator of the London Transport Museum and now its Research Fellow. He has lectured and published extensively on transport art, design and history. His books include Underground Art (1990), Designed for London (1995), London Transport Posters (2008), British Aviation Posters (2012) and Underground: How the Tube Shaped London (2012).