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The Railway


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Ian Kennedy is Louis L. and Adelaide C. Ward Curator, European Painting and Sculpture at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Julian Treuherz was formerly Keeper of Art Galleries, National Museums Liverpool. Matthew Beaumont is Lecturer in 19th-Century English and American Literature at University College London. Michael Freeman is Supernumerary Fellow and Lecturer in Human Geography at Mansfield College, Oxford University.


"For anyone who likes trains or historical painting and photography, this book is a winner."—John Linsenmeyer, The Greenwich Times
*The Greenwich Times*

"Beautiful. . . . [This] is not just a fine museum catalogue, but a truly comprehensive study of the impact of railways on society as recorded by nineteenth- and early twentieth-century painters and photographers."—Barrymore Laurence Scherer, Antiques

"The Railway captures the excitement, awe and dread that locomotives inspired in their heyday, among artists as well as the general public. . . . It should satisfy rabid trainspotters and art lovers alike."—Sheila Gibson Stoodley, Art & Antiques
*Art & Antiques*

"This book's range, quality and craftsmanship astonished me. I'm not alone in my fascination with rails and engines, but even if you have only a casual interest, I defy you to be nonchalant about the contents."—Kansas City Star
*Kansas City Star*

"This . . . catalogue presents an impressive range of mostly European and American images . . . of steam locomotives, track, bridges, and passengers. . . . essays . . . offer perceptive analysis and helpful background. . . .  Over 200 excellent illustrations enhance this superb overview of a fascinating subject . . ."—Choice

"Beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated. . . . Kennedy and Treuherz have collected an impressively broad range of images."—Kenneth John Myers, Winterthur Portfolio
*Winterthur Portfolio*

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