British Rail Designed 1948-1997

British Rail Designed 1948-1997

ISBN: 9780711038370

Author: David Lawrence

Publisher: Ian Allan

Format: Hardback

Price: AUD $59.95
RRP: AUD $79.95

The unique character of British Rail was the outcome of outstanding design work from teams of engineers, architects and designers over many decades. Every aspect of Britain's railways became part of the corporate design, not only its locomotives, trains and rolling stock, but also uniforms, liveries, posters etc. Inspired by Brian Haresnape's cult classic of the late 1970s, this new book tells the complete story of BR design and branding right up to the late 1990s. It covers firstly the challenge of nationalisation and corporatisation, then the complete branding of the network to include trains, rolling stock, staff, architecture, the development of BR corporate identity and then on to the 1990s when denationalisation brought a new requirement for design diversification. This beautiful book will be enjoyed by all those with an interest in commercial design and branding, as well as enthusiasts of the British Rail era.

Book Title: British Rail Designed 1948-1997
Publisher: Ian Allan
Title Release: January 2017
ISBN: 9780711038370
Author: David Lawrence
Format: Hardback
About the Author: Dr David Lawrence writes about, curates and photographs design, architecture and culture. He is the author of OMNIBUS: A Social History of the London Bus (2014), A Logo for London (2013), Food on the Move: The Extraordinary World of the Motorway Service Area (2010), Bright Underground Spaces (2008) and Underground Architecture (1994). He is associate professor and interim Head of the School of Art & Design History at Kingston University, London and also Research Fellow and curator to the London Transport Museum.

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