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Hidden Urbanism

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Architecture and Design of the Moscow Metro 1935 – 2015

Sergey Kuznetsov ∕ Alexander Zmeul ∕  Erken Kagarov
Edited by Philipp Meuser and Anna Martovitskaya

The Moscow metro comprises a route network with a total length of 320 km and is the most fascinating underground transportation system in the world. Each year more than 2.4 billion passengers use ­almost 200 stations which are rich in archi­tectural design. The aim is for a further 80 km – that is a quarter of the current network – to be connected by 2017. The metro of the Russian capital is thus on the threshold of an enlargement which will be the largest in its history.

This elaborately designed ­illustrated book focuses on the architecture and its associated design from the sign­age, to the logo branding, to the many printed materials. Three text contributions consider the underground world of traffic engi­neering in terms of construction history, from the point of view of the Chief Architect of Moscow, architectural his­tory and the design bureau which lent the metro its unmistakable character.

235 × 305 mm
352 pages
500 images
Hardcover

ISBN 978-3-86922-412-1