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  • "Next station" indicator, illustration
    the Urban Environment Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Next station indicator illustration Artist unknown Date 1895 Photo credit TfL from the London Transport Museum collection View this work in the Urban transportation exhibition Contact Friends

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/next-station.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Outside elevators, Monte Carlo | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    studied at the Ecole Centrale and at the Polytechnique and graduated with a degree in chemistry From 1856 onwards he developed an interest in the new applications for iron made possible by advances in metallurgy His first major job aged 26 was as project manager on the construction of a railway bridge in Bordeaux Before building the iconic tower that would make him a household name he was involved in

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/elevator-monte-carlo.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • The Bayswater Omnibus | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    View this work in the Urban transportation exhibition The artist Born into a family of Irish artists George William Joy was torn between a career as a violinist or as a painter He settled on the latter and went to study in London notably at the Royal Academy and later in Paris His work is in keeping with the great classical tradition portraits and religious romantic or historical scenes such

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/bayswater-omnibus.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Digging out the British Museum Underground station | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Digging out the British Museum Underground station Photographer anonymous Date 1898 Technique photography Location Collection of London Transport Museum Photo credit Transport for London View this work in the Urban

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/digging-tube-station.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Mouffetard district: ragpicker | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    take off and a throat illness forced him to give up the stage He then devoted himself to painting without much success and then to photography supplying documentary sources to painters Having set up his own business in 1890 he became absorbed in old Paris and its environs in the small trades and in shop fronts Various organizations and institutions began to take an interest in his work and commissioned

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/atget-mouffetard.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • A ragpicker, morningtime, in Paris, Avenue des Gobelins | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    not take off and a throat illness forced him to give up the stage He then devoted himself to painting without much success and then to photography supplying documentary sources to painters Having set up his own business in 1890 he became absorbed in old Paris and its environs in the small trades and in shop fronts Various organizations and institutions began to take an interest in his work and

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/atget-gobelins.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Bastille Metro station, Paris| Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    auteur Hector Guimard was the principal exponent of the Art Nouveau style in France Born in Lyons in 1867 he studied decorative arts and architecture His visit to the Hôtel Tassel in Brussels a veritable manifesto of Art Nouveau had a decisive influence on the direction of his work The movement which developed in Europe in the 1890s shunned neoclassical pastiche and sought to take advantage of the new materials and techniques such as cast iron in a strict repertoire largely inspired by nature Like his counterparts in other parts of Europe Guimard designed numerous apartment buildings and townhouses including their interior decoration From Horta to Mackintosh this unity of approach to all aspects of design is one of the charms of this style referred to by different names in different countries Secession in Austria Tiffany in the United States and Jugendstil in Germany for example Guimard was hugely successful with the Parisian bourgeoisie Yet fashions come and go and while some admired the dragonfly like glass canopies he designed for the Paris Metro others mocked the noodle style The ultimate snub came when Opéra station was entrusted to a more classical architect winner of the Premier Grand Prix de

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/station-bastille.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Advertising poster for the Notre-Dame de la Garde funicular, Marseilles
    Environment Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next the Notre Dame de la Garde funicular Marseilles Advertising poster Artist unknown Date 1900 Technique color lithograph Photo credit Roger Perrin View this work in the Urban transportation exhibition

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/funicular-marseilles.htm (2016-04-28)
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