British Rail Designed 1948-1997

British Rail Designed 1948-1997

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British Rail Designed 1948-97 is about the design successes, and failures, of Britain's most extensive state-sponsored industry. It is a story of people and ideas, movement and design, speed and colour; it is a comprehensive celebration of the crafting, operation and marketing of a national railway system, by which four main-line companies with steam-powered empires were transformed into a modern transport system. The principle subjects of this book are the railway system as an entity; the places where trains stop (station architecture and interiors, lettering design); the vehicles themselves (locomotives, passenger and freight vehicles); the people who operate the system (uniformed staff); the means of encouraging and facilitating travel (printed publicity, graphics, tickets, holiday packages). This is also a study of how politics and the civil service, geography and urbanisation were manifested in the design processes and products.
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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 210 x 280 x 22mm | 1,364g
  • Ian Allan Publishing
  • Addlestone, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0711038376
  • 9780711038370
  • 92,884

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