Tiles of the Unexpected
Art & design

Tiles of the Unexpected

Code 119535
Reviews (2) 5 out of 5
By Doug Rose A study of six miles of geometric tile patterns on the London Underground.
About This Item

Author: Doug Rose

Publisher: Capital Transport Publishing

Format: Hardback

Pages: 200

A study of six miles of geometric tile patterns on the London Underground.

London has been the home of the largest, most extensive decorative tiling project ever undertaken in Britain. The tiling of over ninety tube platforms and associated passage ways, staircases and surface-level booking halls, probably amounted to the largest single creation of decorative art on public display - and probably the longest and thinnest art gallery anywhere.

This book examines the conditions in early twentieth century London and shows that they were ideal for the inception of genuinely innovative graphic explosion of design and colour - one that arguably helped make London's Underground system the most famous in the world.

This special edition book consists of two volumes, volume one is a comprehensive book about each station's unique tiles and their history. Voume two comprises of four posters of station platforms illustrating the tiled interiors of the station.

5 out of 5
Utterly beautiful, unique book. A real labour of love. Hard to find elsewhere. If there was an Oscar for books, this one would win it.
5 out of 5
An incredible publication and has to be unique in that it will never be printed again in that format and quality. If you are the least bit interested in the history of London and its Underground railway, this publication is a "must have" in your library.<br/>The quality of printing and production is superb and attached is a jpg of the hardback binding to show that quality.
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