The Railway Station

The Railway Station : A Social History

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The advent of the railways symbolized for the Victorians a new age of progress, power and civilization. Since then the importance of the railways has continued to be acknowledged, and railway stations with their geographical, political and social significance have always played an important role in society. This book examines the position of the railway station in society, spanning the disciplines of history, literature, art and architecture in a global survey and covering its role in politics and the economy. Station architecture has been studied for many years and this book charts the changing styles in the construction and decoration of the sta tion, including the importance of the facilities offered.show more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 130 x 190mm | 370g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 24 pp of halftones, bibliography
  • 0192852019
  • 9780192852014

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