A new book is being crowdfunded at the moment, which will be an annotated photobook documenting historic London Underground stations built between 1924 and 1961.

(c) Philip Butler

The book is the culmination of a two-year photographic project documenting the golden age of tube station design, centring on Charles Holden’s work for the Underground. It presents each period of development, line by line, with contemporary photos by Philip Butler of all 79 surviving stations.

All the key examples have a double-page spread annotated by Joshua Abbott, the creator of the Modernism-in-Metroland tours. A broader introduction, illustrated with period photos from the London Transport Museum, gives historical context, while a closing chapter lists the demolished examples.

(c) Philip Butler

The book will have 200 pages and measure approximately 250mm x 200mm. It will have sewn casebound binding in a hardback cover with white embossed foil text, and will be lithographically printed in the UK.

Estimated delivery for the books will be early June 2022.

You can pre-order the book from here.

Philip Butler previously published a book all about the Odeon cinemas.


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