Underground Maps after Beck by Maxwell J. Roberts

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Underground Maps after Beck by Maxwell J. Roberts

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QUESTION... Why is this book about the London Underground on this site?... See below for answer if you do not know why!
Publisher’s Synopsis

Underground Maps After Beck...
The London Underground is one of the most important rail networks in the world. In a single day, as many people travel on it as on the rest of Britain's railways put together. To help them find their way, over 15,000,000 Underground maps are printed every year, descendants of Henry Beck’s groundbreaking design, first published in 1933.

A diagrammatic map for the Underground is essential but hard to design. Good maps guide people in the right direction contributing to the efficiency of the system; the worst will be hard to decipher, even sending people the wrong way. However, the best maps don't just summarise the essentials of the world with clarity and precision, they are attractive in their own right.

This book picks up where Ken Garland completed his work, Mr Beck's Underground Map to take the story of the map from when Henry Beck's services were dispensed with, to the present day. Based upon extensive research of London Transport archives and at London's Transport Museum, this book surveys the major changes that have taken place over the years, and the reasoning and political background that led to them.


1st edition 2005, Hb, 112pp, full colour throughout, 28 x 25 cm.

Answer to earlier question... It was Edward Johnston who designed the famous Underground Railways Sans Typeface in 1916. This typeface is still used today, not only in London but main other cities throughout the world.



Underground Maps after Beck by Maxwell J. Roberts
£18.95 EUR 23.36