London Underground Maps

London Underground Maps : Art, Design and Cartography

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By 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 136 pages
  • 260 x 274 x 20mm | 1,061.4g
  • Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Includes 107 colour and 27 b&w illustrations
  • 1848221045
  • 9781848221048
  • 305,546

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.show more

About Claire Dobbin

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.show more

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'. Choiceshow more