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Transit Maps of the World: Every Urban Train Map on Earth

Mark Ovenden

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Particular Books
16 December 2015
Transport: general interest; Travel maps & atlases
Transit Maps of the World is the first and only comprehensive collection of historic and current maps of every urban train system on earth.

Celebrating the diversity of way-finding across the planet, Mark Ovenden traces the history of mass transit, including rare maps and diagrams, some barely seen since their original publication.

Transit Maps of the World is the graphic designer's handbook, the transport enthusiast's dream collection, and a coffee-table essential for anyone who has ever navigated a city.

'Delightful.' Guardian 'Ovenden does what no other design history book has ever done.

Transit Maps of the World is a must-have.' The New York Times Book Review 'A vibrant tip of the hat to the world's urban train systems.' National Geographic Intelligent Traveller 'Like a Conde Nast Traveller magazine for jet setters with subterranean tendencies.' Metro
By:   Mark Ovenden
Imprint:   Particular Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 241mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   928g
ISBN:   9780141981444
ISBN 10:   014198144X
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   16 December 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mark Ovenden is a British writer and broadcaster. At the age of seven, he travelled alone ten miles on the London Underground, armed only with a map. He later gained entry to a Graphic Design course by submitting a reworking of the London tube map. His previous books are Great Railway Maps of the World, Metro Maps of the World, Paris Metro Style and London Underground by Design. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.

Reviews for Transit Maps of the World: Every Urban Train Map on Earth

A beautifully illustrated study of the plans that help passengers navigate the world's metropolitan railway systems * The Times * The sort of book you couldn't imagine you needed until you got it and now you can't imagine how you could do without it . . . It's fantastic! -- Robert Elms * BBC London * Ovenden does what no other design history book has ever done. Transit Maps of the World is a must-have * The New York Times Book Review * Delightful * Guardian * An object lesson in information design * *Wallpaper * A vibrant tip of the hat to the world's urban train systems * National Geographic Intelligent Traveller *


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