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Great Maps

Autor: Jerry Brotton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465435611
File Size: 22,23 MB
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Great Maps takes a close look at the history of maps, from ancient maps such as medieval mappa mundi to Google Earth. The latest in a lavishly illustrated DK series about masterpieces, this fascinating book tells the stories behind great maps and reveals how they have helped people to make sense of their world.

London S Underground

Autor: Oliver Green
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
ISBN: 0711240140
File Size: 13,47 MB
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It is impossible to imagine London without the Tube: the beating heart of the city, the Underground shuttles over a billion passengers each year below its busy streets and across its leafy suburbs. The distinctive roundel, colour-coded maps and Johnston typeface have become design classics, recognised and imitated worldwide. Opening in 1863, the first sections were operated by steam engines, yet throughout its long history the Tube has been at the forefront of contemporary design, pioneering building techniques, electrical trains and escalators, and business planning. Architects such as Leslie W. Green and Charles Holden developed a distinctively English version of Modernism, and the latest stations for the Jubilee line extension, Overground and Elizabeth line carry this aesthetic forward into the twenty-first century. In this major work published in association with Transport for London, Tube expert Oliver Green traces the history of the Underground, following its troubles and triumphs, its wartime and peacetime work, and the essential part it has played in shaping London’s economy, geography, tourism and identity. Specially commissioned photography by Benjamin Graham (UK Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017) brings the story to life in vivid portraits of London Underground’s stations, tunnels and trains.

London Transport

Autor: James Fowler
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1789739535
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This book is a timely assessment of a unique hybrid public body with a system of governance that once made London transport domestically popular and internationally admired: the London Passenger Transport Board.

Jubilee Line Extension

Autor: Bob Mitchell
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727730282
File Size: 28,23 MB
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Jubilee Line Extension from concept to completion should appeal to everyone who is interested in major transportation projects and in learning how the JLE Project was able to deliver a major urban infrastructure project with the minimum of environmental disturbance and an exemplary safety record.

London

Autor: Peter Barber
Publisher: British Library Board
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Over the past two thousand years London has developed from a small town, fitting snugly within its walls, into one of the world's largest and most dynamic cities. This beautifully illustrated book charts that growth and the city's transformation through hundreds of maps culled from the collection of the British Library's Map Library.These visual records range from sweeping images of the entire city to nuanced studies of its elements and neighborhoods. Including official documents, individual endeavors, hand-drawn renditions, and technologically advanced replicas, these maps represent a variety of perspectives. Utilitarian maps show the city as it is and serve to elucidate its inner workings, while carefully wrought plans show the city as it was envisioned—whether those plans were executed or not.The maps and panoramas collected here are more than topographical records. They all convey unique insight into the concerns, assumptions, ambitions, and prejudices of Londoners at the time the maps were created. In addition to offering readers a tour of London past and present, this book reveals the inside story of the creation, growth, and change of one of the world's greatest cities.