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London Transport Posters: A Century of Art and Design Hardcover – 1 Sep 2008

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Lund Humphries; First edition edition (1 Sept. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0853319847
  • ISBN-13: 978-0853319849
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 22.9 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'..makes a superb gift that will keep any Londoner, or any visitor to the capital for that matter, informed and diverted for years.' ----- RA Winter

'Several books have been published on London Transport posters, but this surpasses them all.' ----- Grahame Boyles

'Every page of this book offers the reader images of the diversity of subject-matter and artistic style that have exemplified London Transport Posters over the last century... This is a book with wide appeal; it would be the ideal complement to a visit to the London Transport Museum for the general visitor, while offering a sound introduction to the subject for those seeking a deeper understanding of this important design phenomenon.' ----- Cassone

About the Author

David Bownes is Senior Curator at London Transport Museum. Oliver Green is Head Curator at London Transport Museum and has written and lectured extensively on London Transport's design history. Jonathan Black is a Senior Research Fellow in History of Art at Dorich House Museum, Kingston University, with a special interest in early twentieth-century European art, cultural and military history. Emmanuelle Dirix is a design historian and associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London and the London College of Fashion. Claire Dobbin is an art historian and Project Curator at London Transport Museum. Catherine Flood is a Curator of Prints at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London with responsibility for the Museum's poster collection. Bex Lewis is an Honorary Research Fellow in History at the University of Winchester. Alan Powers is Professor of Architecture and Cultural History at the University of Greenwich and has written extensively on twentieth-century British art and design. Paul Rennie is Head of Context in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Brian Webb is a practising designer who, with his former agency Trickett and Webb, designed a number of posters for London Underground.


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This is a must for all those collectors of London Transport postersa nd those intereested in the history of Underground and rural bus travel in the London area. London Transport has always used art for publicity purposes and even today are at the forefront of commercial poster art usage. This book follows on from earlier books on the same subject, but the writer has added a contemporary style to a classical subject; for me, the blend works well. The quality of imagery and writing is first class and this work is highly recommended for all those who love this type of travel posters.
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While much of this book's attraction is in the many well reproduced posters, the series of essays which accompanies them gives an insight into their commissioning,design, and use which enhances one's enjoyment of these often iconic posters.
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I brought this book after a visit the Acton Museum to see the posters and paintings that they have stored there. I would recommend this book to everyone who has an interest in the history and development of posters on the rail network. Magic!
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this is an absolute gem of a book, fabulous reproduction and fascinating text, and all at a great price. would buy it again!
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Quite simply a beautiful book of public transport advertising. You have to like the subject to enjoy it, but if you didn't you probably wouldn't be reading this.
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