A new map offers a unique historical exploration of the diverse underground architecture of Berlin | news

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The latest update from Blue Crow Media for a range of influential design maps uses 50 selected locations along the U-Bahn, Berlin’s invisible lifelineto investigate the social and economic impact of architecture in 20th century Berlin.

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With photographs by Nigel Green, the two-page, bilingual guide by architectural historian Verena Pfeiffer-Kloss offers a lurid investigation of essential design elements of the network using examples from the years 1902 to 2009.

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More than half of the current system was designed by Swedish architect Alfred Grenander before his death in 1931. His Art Nouveau inspiration gave way to modernity in the years that followed.

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Rainer Gerhard Rümmler’s stations were an essential part of the unique and often eclectic architectural mix of post-war Berlin.

© Nigel Green for Blue Crow Media

The card celebrates her and other contributions, and encourages readers to observe the details and design that are evident in the history of each unique station.



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