Jean Dethier. Texts by AA.VV. (C.Dickens, L.H.Lyautey, T.Mann, V.Larbaud, R.L.Stevenson, F.Kafka, B.Cendrars, R.Walser, K.Valentin, J.Roth, J.J. Arreola, A.Baldini, I.Calvino, C.Cederna, P.Jahier, P.P.Pasolini, V.Pratolini, A.Soffici, E.Vittorini)
1985 / 246 PAGES
This volume presents the fascinating, lost world of 19th-century railways through the images of trains and stations, as well as the paintings and decorations of luxury coaches and station restaurants.
For over a century, the main cities in the world showcased amazing collections of symbols and emblems, frescoes and sculptures, entrusted to artists and architects who produced railway stations, known as “Cattedrali del vapore”, or “Cathedrals of steam”.