London's New Routemaster Hardcover – 13 May 2014
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About the Author
TONY LEWIN is a former editor of What Car? magazine, and launched Financial Times Automotive World. He is the author of numerous books on design and the automobile industry, including A-Z of 21st-Century Cars (Merrell). THOMAS HEATHERWICK is an internationally renowned designer and the Founder and Principal of London-based Heatherwick Studio. His most notable projects include the award-winning UK Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo in 2010 and the Olympic Cauldron for the 2012 Olympic Games.
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A bit too much like a coffee table book although the design and layout is just superb. A book to thumb the pages of perhaps rather than sit down with as a good read?'
Another author, Martin Curtis has written a contemporary book going into rather more depth yet still with some cracking imagery included.
This book is a celebration and published in association with Transport for London. So it's an official publication and sings the praises of the bus and everyone involved, including Boris Johnson! That having been said there's no doubt the new bus was needed and is a remarkable achievement. In the 1970s and 80s some terrible designs with screeching brakes, disfigured London. No-one seemed able to design a good-looking comfortable bus. To travel on one was a down-market experience - something for the old and society's losers. The bendy buses, introduced by the previous mayor Ken Livingstone, were a disaster - a challenge to drive and menace to other roads users, especially cyclists and pedestrians struggling to cross the road. Then along came Boris Johnson. He promised to scrap the foreign-built bendies and replace them by a British built Routemaster. Despite scepticism he succeeded and created a new icon for the capital.
Did I say British built? Yes, this bus was built in the UK, but outside London. People across the country have benefited. The bus is built in Northern Ireland, the engines in Darlington, the seats in Huddersfield, the flooring in Liskeard etc. Where the brilliant red paint comes from I have no idea. Perhaps someone will let us know.
Although this is an official publication the author Tony Lewin, knows his subject and provides a lot of fascinating information.Read more ›
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I bought this book as a gift for an older gentleman who loves buses. I think he was pleased to add it to his collection.Published 24 months ago by Linnett