Ian Logan fell in love with American railroads back in the 1950s. Inspired by the songs of folk and Motown, he set off to see the places, the trains, the locomotives, and the everyday life of the first machine-powered transportation system on the North American continent. A designer of fabrics, tin, and enamelware, Ian Logan was fascinated by the typography and graphics of the railroad companies. In the 1960s and 1970s he made hundreds of rail journeys, recording the insignia, the logos, the slogans, and livery of railroad companies big and small, East and West coast and transcontinental. He even created designs for them. In Logomotive Ian Logan's photographs are assembled into chapters and picture essays recalling the great days of lines such as the Santa Fe, the Union Pacific, and the Kansas City Southern. Some of his journeys are presented as travelogues in which he meets the Fat Controller, gets to sound the horn, and wanders into freight yards to see the last generation of streamline locomotives rusting amid the weeds. Animal motifs, Native American allusions, advertising slogans, names of famous trains such as the Super Chief and the Wabash Cannonball provide the subject matter for other picture features. When Ian Logan embarked on his journeys the passenger railway system was already declining under competition from the automobile and the plane. He was just in time to capture a vanishing world. Construction workers were demolishing the Southern Pacific railroad depot in San Francisco while he photographed it. Here is a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse into the past, preserved on film by the enthusiasm of a designer who knows a good graphic when he sees one.In the accompanying text, the eminent design commentator Jonathan Glancey explores the distinctive visual language of the US railroads, reveling in its gritty dynamism.In the distance hear her moanin’. Hear her lonesome whistle scream. It’s the California Zephyr. The Union Pacific Queen – Hank Williams Sr.
|Autor||Logan, Ian / Glancey, Jonathan|
|Dimensiuni||194 x 273 x 28|
|Descriere RO||Ian Logan s-a indragostit de caile ferate americane in anii 1950. Inspirat de cantecele folk si Motown, a pornit sa vada locurile, trenurile, locomotivele si viata de zi cu zi a primului sistem de transport alimentat cu masini de pe continentul nord-american.|
Ian Logan s-a indragostit de caile ferate americane in anii 1950. Inspirat de cantecele folk si Motown, a pornit sa vada locurile, trenurile, locomotivele si viata de zi cu zi a primului sistem de transport alimentat cu masini de pe continentul nord-american.
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