New Bilingual Guide Celebrates Architecture and Design of Paris Metro
Transport design historian and broadcaster Mark Ovenden has curated Paris Metro Architecture & Design Map, the fourth in Blue Crow Media’s new series of cartographic guides dedicated to the architecture and design of the world’s finest public transport systems. With original photography by Nigel Green this two-sided guide is an original and fascinating insight into the architecture and graphic design of the Paris Metro for transport lovers, students of design and anyone interested in the history of London.
The bilingual, English and French, guide includes a geographical Metro map with featured stations marked on the front, corresponding photographs and details on the reverse, along with an introduction and tips for where to find unique and unusual Art Nouveau entrances, Art Deco signage, mid-century ceramic murals, contemporary artworks, a variety of typefaces and more. The map is protected by a slipcover featuring a distinctive ‘METRO’ die cut.
About the new guide map, author Mark Ovenden says, “It’s been an honour to work on this project with Blue Crow Media who are making a great contribution to widening appreciation of architectural marvels across the world. Aside from Hector Guimard's exquisite traditional Art Nouveau entrances to the Paris Metro (which have become landmark symbols of the city's iconography in and of themselves), there are also a number of wonderful surprises which this map highlights. Taking one of these on your next journey on the Metro will provide Parisians and visitors with something new and exciting to discover in the City of Light.”
Paris Metro Architecture & Design Map is the fourth title in Blue Crow Media’s transport design series, following London Underground Architecture & Design Map (featured as a “Best Book of 2018” by the Financial Times), Moscow Metro Architecture & Design Map and New York Subway Architecture & Design Map. Berlin U-Bahn Architecture & Design Map will follow in 2020.
The map is available at independent bookstores worldwide or from Blue Crow Media’s website at: https://bluecrowmedia.com/products/paris-metro-architecture-design-map
TitleParis Metro Architecture & Design Map: Bilingual guide map to the architecture, art and design of the Paris Metro
AuthorMark Ovenden with original photography by Nigel Green
PublisherBlue Crow Media