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    DescriptionBy documenting and guiding us on the journeys we make every day, maps influence the way we navigate and identify with our surroundings. The Underground, London Transport, and its successor Transport for London have produced and inspired maps which are navigational, decorative forms of publicity and works of art. This book, which draws on the rich collections of the London Transport Museum, sets out to explore this unique form of visual communication. Covering the period from 1900 to the present day, Claire Dobbin's fascinating narrative provides a chronological account of the mapping of London's Underground. Starting with the magnificent early twentieth-century decorative maps of Macdonald Gill, the evolution of London's diagrammatic Underground map, introduced by Harry Beck's iconic 1931 design, is expertly told. The legacy of Beck's inspiring design is highlighted through selected maps, artworks, posters and merchandise. Incorporating design, art, cartographic, social and transport history, London Underground Maps provides a fascinating account of the capital's innovative approach to decoding and promoting its complex underground network. An accessible narrative coupled with first-class imagery make this book a must for lovers of art, design and cartography as well as the history of London.


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    Title
    London Underground Maps
    Subtitle
    Art, Design and Cartography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Claire Dobbin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 136
    Width: 260 mm
    Height: 274 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 1,061 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848221048
    ISBN 10: 1848221045
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: AGC, WTRM
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP, RGV
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP1
    BISAC V2.8: DES007000, TRA000000, ART015100, HIS054000
    DC23: 912.421
    Thema V1.0: AGC, RGV, NHTP1
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    Includes 107 colour and 27 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    28 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Claire Dobbin is Senior Curator at the London Transport Museum, where she specialises in the Underground's design heritage and art patronage. She helped develop the Museum's online poster collection, co-curated the 2008 centenary exhibition The Art of the Poster, contributed to the book London Transport Posters, also published by Lund Humphries, and curated the Museum's exhibition Mind the Map, an accompaniment to this publication.
    Review quote
    '...a very informative and splendidly illustrated book.' artnewsletter.com 'Those interested in art, British history, business history, cartography, design, geography, and modernist studies will find this book accessible and rewarding ... highly recommended'. Choice
    Table of contents
    Foreword; Timeline; Introduction; The 'Wonderground': MacDonald Gill and the decorative map; On the right track: Harry Beck and the diagrammatic tube map; Beck and Beyond: Inspiring maps, publicity, art and design; Further reading, Acknowledgements, Index.