Paris Underground: The Maps, Stations, and Design of the Metro (Paperback)

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The delectable follow up to Transit Maps of the World— with a French twist

A word-of-mouth sensation, Transit Maps of the World garnered rave reviews and offered delicious eye-candy to the many who devoured its lusciously designed pages. In Paris Underground, Mark Ovenden turns his attention to the famous Paris transit system with its inimitable Art Nouveau inspired stations and Art Deco signage. More than one thousand maps, diagrams, and photographs—historical and current—along with fascinating factual tidbits and enthusiastic, informed commentary embellish this gorgeous cultural history of the Métro’s design and construction. Transit buffs, Francophiles, and anyone who appreciates beautiful design are sure to make Paris Underground the season’s must-have volume.

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About the Author


Mark Ovenden is a transport historian, broadcaster, design consultant, and the author of the bestselling Transit Maps of the World. He currently resides in London.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780143116394
ISBN-10: 0143116398
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: October 27th, 2009
Pages: 176
Language: English