- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Allen Lane; First Edition, First Printing edition (25 Oct. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1846144620
- ISBN-13: 978-1846144622
- Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 2.4 x 28.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 258,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Underground: How the Tube Shaped London Hardcover – 25 Oct 2012
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About the Author
David Bownes was Head Curator at the London Transport Museum from 2009 until 2012 and is now Assistant Director (collections) at the National Army Museum, London. David has published on the history of the Metropolitan Railway and London Transport posters.
Oliver Green is Research Fellow at the London Transport Museum, having been the museum's first Curator between 1979 and 1989 and later returning as Head Curator from 2001 until 2009. Oliver has published extensively on transport art, design, and history.
Sam Mullins has been Director of the London Transport Museum since 1994, years which have confirmed his passion for this remarkable city and its transport. Sam is the author of British Olympians: William Penny Brookes and the Wenlock Games; Talking shop: an oral history of retailing in the Harborough area; Cap and apron: an oral history of domestic service in the Shires, and Hidden Harborough.
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Top Customer Reviews
The scope of the book is far-ranging from the underground's beginnings to the present, covering the people behind the various lines and the impact they had on the population.
As always, you want more information but there's an excellent "Further Reading" section to compensate.
This book should appeal to all but the most knowledgeable.
It deals with early planning and design up to new plans and implementation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic book......for those who have an interest in this kind of thing.
Informative, and beautifully put together.
A book on the history of The London Underground, 'does what it says on the tin'!Published 17 months ago by Tyrant-Tim
Fascinating book on the underground. Amazed at how much the underground shaped London.Published 20 months ago by J M Hudson
The best documented book on this wonder's 150th anniversary. Happy Birthday!
Bought as soon as I discovered an abridged magazine edition at Victoria Station...
I purchased this book as a present but just had to read it myself first, there is so much information in here that once you start reading it you just cant put it down.Published on 11 Nov. 2013 by Skinboy
A very good history of the London Underground system, containing many photographs and reproductions of original posters to illustrate the development of the system.Published on 13 Sept. 2013 by J. Finlay