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London Transport Museum

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Works: 110 works in 161 publications in 1 language and 1,786 library holdings
Genres: History  Catalogs  Posters  Maps  Pictorial works  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Illustrated works 
Roles: Other
Classifications: NC1849.T7, 388.42809421
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Underground art : London Transport posters, 1908 to the present by Oliver Green( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The London Underground and London Transport have made more creative use of poster art than any other organisation in the world. Under the enlightened rule of Frank Pick, appointed Publicity Officer in 1908 and later to become Chief Executive of London Transport, posters became a prime medium for communication and publicity which continues today
Art for the London Underground : London Transport posters 1908 to the present by Oliver Green( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underground to everywhere : London's underground railway in the life of the capital by Stephen Halliday( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1900 an American financier called Charles Tyson Yerkes was placed in charge of London's underground railways, which had been in service since 1863 and were, even then, showing signs of their age. Over the next five years he applied his business methods - which he described as 'Buy up old junk, fix it up a little and unload it upon other fellows' - to the construction of much of the capital's deep-level tube system. Yerkes was one of many colourful characters who gave London its underground railway system." "But the London Underground is more than a railway. In the twentieth century, under the enlightened management of Frank Pick, the Underground was responsible for some striking developments in industrial design. Bauhaus, Cubist and other innovative ideas were applied to station architecture, advertising posters and seat covers. The work of artists such as Graham Sutherland, Len Deighton and Lucie Attwell was exposed to large audiences for the first time, as was that icon of industrial design, Harry Beck's diagrammatic map of the Underground network." "Making use of extensive research in London's archives, Stephen Halliday shows how these pioneers struggled with the problem that vexes the Underground to this day. London undoubtedly needs it but has never really decided who should pay for it. Passengers or taxpayers? Public or private finance? Is it a profit-making enterprise or a social service? The book places this unanswered question in its historical context as, in the twenty-first century, the debate turns in a new direction, once again headed by an American under the direction of London's first elected mayor."--Jacket
Designed for London : 150 years of transport design by Oliver Green( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Underground art : London Transport posters, 1908 to the present by Oliver Green( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moving metropolis : the history of London's transport since 1800 by Transport for London (Organization)( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated throughout, this book covers the history of transport in London, from its beginnings in early 19th century to the present day. It covers all phases of the public transport system from horse drawn vehicles to electronic underground
By Underground to the Zoo : London Transport posters 1913 to the present by Jonathan Riddell( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The London Underground : an illustrated history by Oliver Green( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By underground to Kew : London transport posters, 1908 to the present by Jonathan Riddell( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metro maps of the world by Mark Ovenden( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mass transit helped make possible the expansion of modern cities, many of which are intimately intertwined with their transportation infrastructures. This book celebrates the diversity of all rail based metro systems in urban environments by collecting together for the first time their cartographic evolution. .... Intended for the widest possible audience, this book makes no attempt to resolve any controversy as to what make a true Underground, Subway or Metro. Rather than accepting the narrower definitions of the railroad enthusiast or industry specialist, the book deliberately includes systems that have chosen to market themselves as Metro networks. This book simply indulges in the joy of graphic design employed to show the traveler how to get from station A to station B." - Preface (How to use this book)
No need to ask! : early maps of London's underground railways by David Leboff( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Underground map has come to represent a distinctive image associated with London. The unified system of today began life as a number of separate companies, beginning with the Metropolitan Railway in 1863. Under the influence of American finance, the first groupings of companies occurred in the early years of the twentieth century and maps showing the different lines as a unified system began to appear
London by design : the iconic transport designs that shaped our city by London Transport Museum( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examples of the iconic transport design used by London Transport
The London underground tube stock by J. Graeme Bruce( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London Transport Museum by Peter Stephens( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London buses, 1929-1939 by Gavin Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London Transport at war, 1939-1945 by Charles Graves( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women at work on London's transport : 1905-1978 by Anna Rotondaro( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The London Underground : surface stock planbook 1863-1959 by Ian Huntley( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of London's Underground( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video chronicles the history of the London Underground. Experts, archive film and graphics combine to tell of Its inception, its opening in 1863, the expansion to the suburbs in the 1920s and 1930s and the present day popularity of the "tube" which carries over 2.5 million passengers daily
Tramway London : background to the abandonment of London's trams 1931-1952( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Underground art : London Transport posters, 1908 to the present
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Underground to everywhere : London's underground railway in the life of the capitalUnderground art : London Transport posters, 1908 to the presentThe moving metropolis : the history of London's transport since 1800Metro maps of the worldNo need to ask! : early maps of London's underground railwaysWomen at work on London's transport : 1905-1978
Alternative Names

controlled identityLondon Transport Collection

controlled identityLondon's Transport Museum

London’s Transport Museum

London Transport Executive Museum

London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum museum in Londen

London's Transport Museum

Músaem Iompair Londain

musée du transport de Londres musée des transports

Музей общественного транспорта

מוזיאון התחבורה של לונדון

런던 교통 박물관

ロンドン交通博物館

伦敦运输博物馆

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English (68)