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Stunning photography and amazing story,
This review is from: Underground: Architecture, Design & History (Hardcover)One of the most beautiful books about the London Underground I have ever seen (& trust me, I've seen a lot). The photography is so stunning that it really becomes the book's hero. The story of how Jane Magarigal came to take this photographs was really fascinating to me as it shows how just an outsider's love of the Tube, photography, hard work & patience can eventually pay off. She started taking the black & white pictures in in the 1970's. They actually look "historical" already.
She said "It is when stations are empty of people that the history of the place comes alive. For without the bustle of people one can feel the energy of by gone days - the Blitz raging overhead, the architects and designers' choices, the souls of plague victimes unearthed in the building of the London Underground, the millions of people who have travelled through this miraculous labyrinth; all of this is there".
Thanks to the publishers for for seeing the possibility of this book and not letting these pictures and David's story remain unseen.