Iconic Transit Maps: The World's Best Designs (Hardcover)

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Iconic Transit Maps: The World's Best Designs (Hardcover)

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This visually stunning collection of iconic and historic subway, light rail, and streetcar maps from fifty of the world’s most exciting cities is a map- and transit-lover’s dream.

Transport maps are some of the most frequently consulted and memorized navigation tools on earth. Millions use them daily to guide their journeys. Some have gained such familiarity they’re revered as design classics, hunted by collectors. Taken for granted, without these everyday objects passengers would quite literally be lost without them. Best-selling author, Mark Ovenden who curated this collection dating from their earliest appearance 160 years ago, dissects the design decisions which led to today’s intelligent wayfinding tools. Divided by continent, it features archival and modern maps from a dizzying array of locations—from Algiers and Cape Town; Boston and Chicago; Mexico City and Montreal; Bangkok and Beijing; Delhi and Doha; Amsterdam and Prague; to Auckland and Sydney.
Perfect for the seasoned traveler, transit enthusiast, or anyone intrigued by the art and science of mapmaking this book provides a unique and informative exploration of urban mobility as it celebrates the functionality, universal appeal, and iconic status of transit maps.
MARK OVENDEN is the author of Transit Maps of the World, Paris Metro Style and London Underground by Design. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society
Product Details ISBN: 9783791380254
ISBN-10: 3791380257
Publisher: Prestel
Publication Date: October 15th, 2024
Pages: 200
Language: English