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UNDER GROUND: SUBWAYS & METROS OF THE WORLD. Catherine Zerdoun. Firefly Books (U.S.) Inc., Buffalo, 2016. 208 pp. with 146 ills. (106 col.). 28 x 26 cm. ISBN 9781770858114 In English.
Publisher's description: These days, a subway is an integral part of a city's heritage and a key feature of the urban landscape used by passengers. But subways are also full of history and art. They reflect a city's personality and its past and future, and are worthy of exploration, even for those not boarding a train. It's safe to say that a great many subways have overcome a reputation for unpleasant shadiness. Under Ground is a tour of the most fascinating subways viewed through the filters of urban planning, ethnology, art, and history. More than 100 subway stations and train cars are described in informative text and stunning color photographs. The book opens with a chapter on the origins of the subway, the story as told by four subways in particular. London's Underground was the world's first subway. The Paris Métro was a product of the Industrial Revolution and the first modern subway. New York City's subway is the largest and busiest subway in America. Buenos Aires pioneered South American subway systems. Today, however, the designs and technology of these trailblazing subways have been far surpassed.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Architecture, Several Media
Plans: 73,55
Worldwide Number: 172836
Hardcover $35.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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