Railway Posters is the story of train travel through the posters of American and European railway companies. The inventive graphics created by the poster artists convey the excitement and nostalgia that accompany today's perceptions of train travel; taking the reader on a journey from their first experience of trains as miniature sets in their family home to the necessity of train travel in their adult life. This large-format book showcases the beautiful posters in all their splendour as well as providing an historical commentary. Features posters by artists including Cassandre, Alesi, Dorival, Otto Ernst, Fix-Masseau, Villemot and Zenobel.
Railways in the Nineteenth Century: The Construction of Lines and Networks in Europe and the USA 1900-1920 The Apogee: The Train as a Factor of Development 1919-1929 The Period of Consolidation: Happy Journeys! 1920-1945 The Difficult Years: Necessary Restructuring and Evolution 1950-2005 The Renaissance of Rail: Reconstruction and Modernisation of the European Networks