Book Stockholm Sub
The Stockholm subway is world-famous. Not thanks to the number of passengers - with "only" 320 million journeys per year, it cannot measure up to Paris, London and Moscow - but thanks to its architecture and artistic decoration. This photo book is the first of its kind. Never before has Stockholm Metro been documented in such detail. A grand book that makes justice perhaps the world's most beautiful subway network. Language: English.Primarily, it is the cave stations that impress. They were architect Michael Granit's initiative, he wanted to break with the tiled station architecture. Why set up a bathroom in a grand mountain king's hall, he wondered? Why build rooms in the room when the caves themselves were so magnificent? A vision that first raised resistance - would travelers even venture into the dripping tunnels? - but that was an immediate success. Already the first stations were awarded with Sweden's most noble architecture award. Still, the architecture of the Stockholm subway is strangely overlooked. Few people know about Granit's name, even though his work has probably affected more than any other Swedish 20th century architect. Almost a million people take the "trick" every weekday, but how many actually stop and reflect on the huge vaults, the floating light rigs or how elegant the steel-shaded escalators protrude into the seemingly soft mountain?The photographer Chris M. Forsyth gives us here a unique access to this underground universe. In 57 pictures, specially made for the book, he shows the 27 main stations in all their visual splendor. In addition to Hötorget and Odenplan, two of the network's first stations, he documents everything from the stadium's rainbow-ornamented arches and marbled rock walls, via Bagarmossen's minimalist "trumpet station", to Kungsträdgården's playful opulence. Everyday environments that you thought you knew, but you see here with new eyes.Chris M. Forsyth (1995) is an award-winning photographer based in Montreal. He has documented metro stations in Berlin, Montreal, Munich and Stockholm. Stockholm Sub is his first book.
The Stockholm subway is world-famous. Not thanks to the number of passengers - with "only" 320 million journeys per year, it cannot measure up to Paris, London and Moscow - but thanks to its architecture and artistic decoration. This photo book is the first of its kind. Never before has Stockholm...
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