Description - Moving Metropolis by Sheila Taylor
This title presents the entire history of public transport in London from its beginnings in the early 19th century. Comprehensively illustrated, it covers all the main phases of the public transport system: early water transport, horse buses and trams, the steam underground, modern electric underground and buses. The book is organized chronologically, each chapter containing an illustrated opening essay, numerous images with extensive captions and feature boxes that focus on specific themes. In addition to those of stations and vehicles, there are contemporary photographs and engravings of the construction and operation of the transport network, its innovative posters and graphic design, the personalities and the architecture. The book shows how intimately the history of transport is intertwined with the history of London.
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Author Biography - Sheila Taylor
Oliver Green was the first curator of the Museum of London Transport in Covent Garden, London, and the author of several books on London Transport, including Underground Art and Designed for London. He is currently head of museum services for Buckinghamshire County Council.