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



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Penguin Group USA

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This is the edition with a publication date of 10/27/2009.
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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 Worldgarnered 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 Undergroundthe season’s must-have volume.

Author Biography

Mark Ovenden is a British writer and broadcaster. He gained entry to a graphic design course by submitting a reworking of the London tube map. After working in journalism and media, he published his first book, Transit Maps of the World.

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