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eBook Still Standing: A Century of Urban Train Station Design (Railroads Past and P) download ISBN: 0253346347
Author: Christopher Brown
Publisher: Indiana University Press; First Edition edition (September 27, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 133
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Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Transportation

This beautiful photographic collection of urban train station design covers a 100-year period from roughly 1850 to 1950.

This beautiful photographic collection of urban train station design covers a 100-year period from roughly 1850 to 1950. Striking original photographs chronicle 40 large passenger station buildings still in existence in cities around the world. From the great terminals of London. More than a pictorial shrine to the glorious railroad station, Christopher Brown's book takes us beyond the magnificent stone, brick and mortar to an informed cultural journey. While enjoying the book I experienced a disturbing sense of loss of something wonderful and endearing like learning of a beloved relative two generations removed. I'm on my second read.

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This beautiful photographic collection of urban train station design. Start by marking Still Standing: A Century of Urban Train Station Design as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Demonstrates the sad decline of the railroad in America, and how many of the great stations here continue to exist only because they've been partially or wholly converted to other uses. From the great terminals of London, across the world to Auckland, New Zealand; from Toronto's Union Station to the grand and crumbling Retiro Station in Buenos Aires-vastly different architectural forms are displayed and presented chronologically. One-third of the stations included are among the best America has to offer.

Brown, Christopher, 1953 Sept. Railroads past and present. Railway stations : masterpieces of architecture, by: Sheppard, Charles Published: (1996). Subjects: Architecture, Modern 19th century.

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Title: Railroads past and present. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 131) and index.

BOOK LIST: Railroads, Trains and Stations. Updated: June 15, 2015. Still standing : a century of urban train station design. Railroadiana refers to an avid interest in railroad history and the collection of railroad artifacts (maps, schedules, lanterns, dinnerware, et. Brown, Christopher, 1953 September 2-. Call Number: 72. 1 B877. A photographic history of train station designs around the world.

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A train station, railway station, railroad station, or depot is a railway facility or area where trains regularly stop to load or unload passengers or freight or both

A train station, railway station, railroad station, or depot is a railway facility or area where trains regularly stop to load or unload passengers or freight or both. It generally consists of at least one track-side platform and a station building (depot) providing such ancillary services as ticket sales and waiting rooms. If a station is on a single-track line, it often has a passing loop to facilitate traffic movements.

This beautiful photographic collection of urban train station design covers a 100-year period from roughly 1850 to 1950. Striking original photographs chronicle 40 large passenger station buildings still in existence in cities around the world. From the great terminals of London, across the world to Auckland, New Zealand; from Toronto's Union Station to the grand and crumbling Retiro Station in Buenos Aires--vastly different architectural forms are displayed and presented chronologically. One-third of the stations included are among the best America has to offer.

Still Standing: A Century of Urban Train Station Design outlines the history and development of large urban stations throughout the Western world. The basic physical forms and their evolution are reviewed in the context of the rapid growth of train travel. Christopher Brown discusses the arrival and impact of Beaux-Arts architecture in the 1890s and its profound effect on the American terminal. The end of the so-called golden era of passenger rail travel coincided with an architectural move away from the classicism of Beaux-Arts. New and different design forms appeared while passengers defected to other means of transportation.

These dazzling public structures have endured, but the photographs imply a disturbing question: How long will they survive?

Comments: (5)
Mariwyn
As someone who grew up in the shadow of the Pennsylvania Rail Road and its many stations, some of them genuinely beautiful despite (and sometimes because of) their rural locations, I enjoy STILL STANDING for the pictures of stations I've never seen. I know so many more, though, that could be in it. Moreover, I have a sneaking suspicion, as a lifelong amateur photographer, that this book could have been make from relatively quick walk-throughs of the various stations that are included. Since railroad stations tend to be unique buildings with large and small details that set them off and perspectives worth noticing so that one understands how each building as a whole graced its community or city, the lack of such perspective shots emphasizing key architectural details and well chosen close-ups or macros in the book is a considerable omission.
fightnight
not a reference !!!
ᴜɴɪᴄᴏʀɴ
It is very seldom one finds a book on a specialized subject such as striking photos of train station architecture that is executed with such passion and commitment. The preface gives a brilliant foundation to this study which, in lesser hands, could have easily become dry and academic. The photos are stunning and the placement of the camera always reveals the design or the detail that distills what the designer of the station intended. The layout is beautifully done with a keen eye for color and layout. I love this book, and it is high on my gift-giving list for Christmas.
Bralore
I was pleased to discover this book, and to find it was really more than just a group of train station photographs - as beautiful as they are. The writer/photographer simply yet eloquently shares his love of these structures - both in his writing and in the loving way the many station photographs are presented and framed. I purchase a lot of design and architecture books. It is not often this type of book delivers so much "heart". A very pleasant surprise!
Chinon
More than a pictorial shrine to the glorious railroad station, Christopher Brown's book takes us beyond the magnificent stone, brick and mortar to an informed cultural journey. While enjoying the book I experienced a disturbing sense of loss of something wonderful and endearing like learning of a beloved relative two generations removed. I'm on my second read.