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It's an underground beauty,
This review is from: London Underground: Architecture, Design & History (Hardcover)
The tube's such a prosaic, everyday thing, I've never really appreciated its aesthetics (not easy when you're squashed into someone's armpit anyway). This book is the evidence that it's actually beautiful - the photographs are a revelation, and the story of how all this brilliant design came about is surprisingly gripping and wonderfully told. It's transformed my daily commute - I actually understand and appreciate my surroundings now. Good one to read on the tube, too, and learn as you go. If you can get a seat, of course.
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Initial post: 15 Dec 2011, 10:14:40 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Dec 2011, 10:15:48 GMT
I thought this too. I buy and read so many books on London and often think how it's too easy to take something so remarkable for granted when hurrying by.
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