London Transport Museum Hidden London : Discovering the Forgotten Underground

Hidden London : Discovering the Forgotten Underground

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'From the lost tunnels at Euston to the deep-level shelter at Clapham South, the book is an expansive look at the Underground, with images from previously unseen archives' - Design Week

An intriguing history of disused and repurposed London Underground spaces

Behind locked doors and lost entrances lies a secret world of redundant stations and passageways, empty elevator shafts and cavernous ventilation ducts, some of which housed air raid shelters, secret wartime offices, and Winston Churchill's bunker. Lavishly illustrated with previously unseen archives, architectural drawings and photographs, this book is an authoritative account of London's vast and vital transportation network, with breathtaking images and unexpected stories.

Incorporating design, art, cartographic, social and transport history, London Underground Maps provides a fascinating account of the capital's innovative approach to decoding and promoting its complex underground network. An accessible narrative coupled with first-class imagery make this book a must for lovers of art, design and cartography as well as the history of London.

Details
  • Author: David Bownes, Former head of collections at the London Transport Museum 
  • Hardcover: 240 pages | 220 illustrations
  • Date published: September 2019
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-0300245790
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 22 cm

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