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【註解書目】紐約地鐵研究;主題1-4

10/29/2005

這一份註解書目的來源出處是NYC SUBWAY。是兩個星期前亂逛的時候發現的。一開始的時候有點驚訝;就地鐵嘛,怎麼會有這麼多文獻阿。不過後來想一想,我之前在設計學院的時候,還遇過有人在搞紐約市下水道的; 你們知道下水道也住了很多人嗎?他們的故事可是忍者龜的靈感來源耶。這樣想一想,連下水道都有人可以拿來寫書了,地鐵是紐約人每天都要使用的空間,有這麼多書就不會太驚訝了。

這份書目的對象是一般大眾,所以範圍從流行書籍,畫冊,到學術書籍都包含了。原本的書目整理的並不是很有調理,所以我就稍加分類了一下。算是雞鴉狗狒對紐約狂熱份子的萬聖節禮物囉。

(source: http://www.nycsubway.org/biblio/)

1. 紐約地鐵: 歷史與文化
2. 紐約地鐵: 工程與技術
3. 紐約地鐵: 列車的故事
4. 大城底下的政治經濟學
5. 地鐵系統的空間設計
6. 紐約地鐵與攝影
7. 紐約地鐵與藝術
8. 紐約地鐵與文學
9. 紐約地鐵與塗鴉


紐約地鐵: 歷史與文化

722 Miles: the Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York
by Clifton Hood (1995)
Paperback, 335 pages
Published by Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Publication date: October 1, 1995
ISBN: 0801852447

The “political" and legal history of the subways, up through the establishment of the Transit Authority in 1953.

A Century of Subways: Celebrating 100 Years of New York’s Underground Railways
by Cudahy, Brian (2003)
Hardcover: 360 pages
Publisher: Fordham University Press; (October 1, 2003)
ISBN: 0823222926

Summary from amazon.com: Brian Cudahy offers a fascinating tribute to the world the subway created. Taking a fresh look at one of the marvels of the 20th century, Cudahy creates a vivid sense of this extraordinary achievement– how the city was transformed once New Yorkers started riding in a hole in the ground.

How We Got to Coney Island: The Development of Mass Transportation in Brooklyn and Kings County
by Brian J. Cudahy with George M. Smerk (2002)
Paperback, 320 pages (also available in hardcover)
Fordham University Press
ISBN 0823222098

How We Got to Coney Island is the definitive history of mass transportation in Brooklyn. Covering150 years of extraordinary growth, Cudahy tells the complete story of the trolleys, street cars, steamboats, and railways that helped create New York’s largest borough—and the remarkable system that grew to connect the world’s most famous seaside resort with, Brooklyn, New York City across the river, and, ultimately, the rest of the world. Tables, charts, photographs, and maps.

Subways: The Tracks That Built New York City
by Lorraine B. Diehl (2004)
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Clarkson Potter; (October 5, 2004)
ISBN: 1400052270

Amazon.com writeup: In celebration of the New York City subway system’s 100th birthday, [this book] offers up this easy-to-read, informative history. From its beginnings as an underground amusement ride, to the development of the IRT, BMT and IND rail systems, to its crime-ridden and graffiti-covered fall in the 70’s and, finally, to its current revival, the system has had a more colorful history than most straphangers and tourists realize. Diehl’s well-pitched nostalgia leads readers to appreciate the wonder of the subway’s nascent period and to imagine how incalculably different New York would be today had the transit option that is so taken for granted not been created how and when it was.

The Subway and the City
by Stan Fischler (2004)
Hardcover: 568 pages
Publisher: Frank Merriwell Inc.; (July 2004)
ISBN: 0837395518

Amazon.com writeup: An audacious and all-encompassing book about New York’s underground, The Subway and the City has everything a fan of the city and its trains could want. 568 Pages with more than 400 photographs, including over 375 vintage photographs never before seen in print!

The Subway: A Trip Through Time on New York’s Rapid Transit
by Stan Fischler (1997)
Published by H & M Productions
(193-07 45th Ave. Flushing, NY 11358)
Publication date: 1997
ISBN: 1882608194

This is an updated version of Fischler’s previous book Uptown/Downtown which has been out of print for some time. A good general history of the elevated lines and subway, with sections on disasters, the Hudson Tubes, Beach’s pneumatic subway, and more. Filled with anecdotal reports from people whose lives have been affected by the subway, the book ends with a “report card", rating each line on its railfan value.

Tunneling to the Future: The Story of the Great Subway Expansion that Saved New York
by Peter Derrick (2001)
Hardcover, 384 pages
New York University Press
ISBN 0814719104

The book delivers what it promises: a discussion of the Dual Contracts and its impact on the City. Whereas 722 Miles emphasized the political history of the subway system, “Tunneling" looks more closely at the social necessity for the massive expansion envisioned and rapidly carried out under the Dual Contracts. The “saving" refers to the relief of physical and social overcrowding which was not sufficiently eased by the existing elevated system and first subway.

There’s plenty of politics, too, and we get an even sharper picture of the some of the IRT’s machinations in trying to preserve its subway monopoly. Derrick’s primary story ends, however, with the signing of the Contracts. If you’re looking to find much about the company (the BRT) whose intervention made the Contracts “Dual" there is not too much.

What Derrick does, that reading the source material here does not, is put the material together, and add research and evaluation, which explains how and why the system came to be. In the process, we realize why the Dual Contracts were important (beyond the obvious of its creating new lines). -Review by Paul Matus

Under the Sidewalks of New York
by Brian J. Cudahy (1999)
2nd Rev Edition, Paperback
Published by Fordham Univ Pr
(Box L, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458)
Publication date: September 1, 1995
ISBN: 0823216187

Probably the definitive general history, this book is an excellent introduction to the New York subway system. Starting with a brief overview of the Els of the 1800’s and the Beach pneumatic subway, it then discusses in depth the 1900 groundbreaking of the IRT. The BRT/BMT and IND are well covered, as are more recent developments in the subway, from the creation of the Transit Authority to the present. Now in its second edition.

Gotham Turnstiles
by John Henderson (1992)
Published by H & M Productions
(193-07 45th Ave. Flushing, NY 11358)
Publication date: May 1992
ISBN: 0962903787

This excellent book features color photographs of the subways, Hudson & Manhattan, Staten Island Rapid Transit, and Newark City Subway, mostly from the 1960s when many of the first-generation cars were still around.

Building the New Rapid Transit System of New York City Circa 1915
Xplorer Press
(P.O. Box 614, Belleville, NJ 07109)
ISBN 0-9645765-2-X

A historical reprint of the engineering accounts in “Building the Dual Contract Lines for the City of New York", a series of articles from Engineering News in late 1915. Similar in scope to the Interborough Rapid Transit book The New York Subway: Its Construction and Equipment, this book includes many construction photographs and engineering illustrations of the Dual Contract subway and elevated lines.

New York City Transit’s Facts and Figures
by MTA New York City Transit (1995)

This booklet, first published as part of the celebration of the IRT’s 90th birthday, contains much factual information about NYC Transit, including the subways, bus system, police force, governance and administration, and history, with many interesting statistics.

New York Transit Memories
by Harold A. Smith (1997)
New York: Quadrant Press
(19 West 44th St., New York, NY 10036)
ISBN: 0915276569

Rare photographs of trolley and subway operations in New York City, including Third Avenue Railway System trolleys, Queensborough Bridge trolleys and el trains, Brooklyn elevated lines, the early subway cars of the BMT, and more.

Subway City: Riding the Trains, Reading New York
by Michael W. Brooks (1997)
Hardcover, 295 pages
Published by Rutgers University Press
Publication date: August 1, 1997
ISBN: 0813523966

This book takes a look at the role of the subway in history, culture, arts, and spirit of New York City. Chapters about the subway in literature, in photography, and in the news paint the picture of New York and its subway.

Subway Lives: 24 Hours in the Life of the New York City Subway
by Jim Dwyer (1991)
Published by Crown Pub
Publication date: October 1991
ISBN: 051758445X

This book chronicles a day in the lives of several people whose life is affected by the New York subway, from a token booth clerk to a conductor to a group of graffiti artists, and how they all relate to each other. Along the way, Dwyer throws in many tidbits of history. The net result is to give an excellent picture of what makes the New York subway the greatest in the world.

Subway to the World’s Fair (1991)
Paperback
Published by Bells & Whistles
(932 Woodmere Dr., Westfield NJ 07090)
Publication date: June 1991
ISBN: 1882727037

A look at the extensions made to the subway lines to accomodate the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair. Lots of photos not seen elsewhere.

The Malbone Street Wreck
by Brian J. Cudahy (1999)
Fordham University Press
(Box L, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458)
ISBN 0-8232-1931-3 (hardcover), 0-8232-1932-1 (paperback)

A scholarly review of the incidents leading up to, during, and after the Malbone Street subway accident of November 1, 1918, in which 90+ people perished. A full review can be found on the Rapidtransit.net web site at http://www.rapidtransit.com/net/book/reviews/malbone.htm.

Tracks of the New York City Subway
by Peter Dougherty (1999)
Published by the author
http://www.nyctrackbook.com

The definitive guide to the track layout of the subway. 68 pages of maps are supplemented by information regarding the signal system, radio codes, and locations of abandoned stations. A must-have for the railfan subway rider.

Underneath New York
by Harry Granick (1991)
Reprint Edition, Paperback, 211 pages
Published by Fordham Univ Press
(Box L, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458)
Publication date: April 1, 1991
ISBN: 0823213129

First published in the 1940s, this was a WPA Writers Program book detailing the underbelly of New York City, from the subways to gas and steam distribution, etc.

紐約地鐵: 工程與技術

The City Beneath Us: Building the New York Subway
by NY Transit Museum/Vivian Heller (2004)
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; (October 30, 2004)
ISBN: 0393057976

Amazon.com Writeup: Drawn from a newly discovered cache of 8 x 10-inch glass negatives, these images show the incredible construction techniques and details involved in creating the underground marvel that is today’s New York subway. From “cut and cover", sinking under-river tubes and disastrous cave-ins, the photographs are awe-inspiring. The pictures are accompanied by an engaging history of the subway system.

The New York Subway: Its Construction and Equipment (1991)
Hardcover
Originally published 1904
Published by Fordham Univ Pr
(Box L, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458)
Publication date: March 1, 1991
ISBN: 0823213196

The commemerative book celebrating the opening of the subway, issued by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company 1904. It covers the construction methods, architecture, station and rolling stock design, and the political groups responsible for the creation of New York City’s first subway. An online version is available: http://www.nycsubway.org/irtbook/.

Building the Independent Subway
by Frederick Kramer
New York: Quadrant Press
(19 West 44th St., New York, NY 10036)
ISBN 0-9152-7650-X

This book describes the building of the IND from the political forces that brought about its existence through beginning of construction through later developments, and includes many excellent photos.

New York’s Forgotten Substations: The Power Behind the Subway
by Christopher Payne (2002)
112 pages, paperback
Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 1568983557

Anyone interested in subway power technology or the remarkable buildings which housed it should inspect or obtain a copy of this book. This remarkable and inexpensive volume features dozens of high-quality, artistic and evocative monochrome photos of substation interiors, exteriors, and equipment in their last days (all were decommissioned by 1999), as well as explanations, history, diagrams, and contemporary maps of feeder cables, substation locations, and the like, as well as exploring the romance and fascination of this then centenarian antique technology. This is now the definitive volume on the Rotary Converter in New York City.

The New York Subway System (Building History Series)
by Tim McNeese (1997)
Hardcover
Published by Lucent Books
Publication date: March 1997
ISBN: 1560064277

This book is part of a series about major engineering projects in history. It is aimed to a junior high or high school student level but makes a nice concise history of the New York subway.

紐約地鐵: 列車的故事
New York City Subway Cars
by James C. Greller
Xplorer Press
(P.O. Box 614, Belleville, NJ 07109)
ISBN: 0964576503

This excellent color photo book chronicles the history of NYC Subway rolling stock, beginning with the IND Subway 1930’s R1 car, up through the R110A and R110B technology test trains from the early 1990s. A must-have companion to the Interborough Fleet and Subway Cars of the BMT books, NYC Subway Cars picks up where those other books leave off, covering the “R-series" subway cars. The full-color photography is excellent. It includes some diagrams of subway car specifications but in this respect is not as inclusive as Evolution of New York City Subways.

New York Subways: An Illustrated History of New York City’s Transit Cars, Centennial Edition
by Gene Sansone (1998)
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; Centennial edition (October 30, 2004)
ISBN: 0801879221

The centennial edition of this book is the definitive guide to the rolling stock of the NYC subway and elevated system, covering the first elevated line in 1867 thru the R-142 car contract of 1997. Each car type is illustrated with photos, mostly black & white, and a writeup, as well as the diagram sheets from the NYCT internal publication Revenue and Non-Revenue Car Drawings where available. This book is a good general introduction to the car types, but the other books in this section go into further detail and illustration about the “sub-classes" (no pun intended) of the cars (early IRT, early BMT, and R-types). There are some color photos but New York City Subway Cars is the clear winner in that category. This book is unique in one other respect: it is the first comprehensive book about any aspect of subway history published by MTA New York City Transit, and hopefully not the last. This book is a necessary addition to any subway fan’s collection.

First two editions titled “The Evolution of New York City Subways: An Illustrated History of New York City’s Transit Cars, 1867-1997″

Subway Cars of the B.M.T.
by James C. Greller (1996)
Xplorer Press, 1996
(P.O. Box 614, Belleville, NJ 07109)
ISBN: 0964576511

This long-awaited companion to New York City Subway Cars features over 200 black and white photos and diagrams of the BMT rolling stock, including the BMT Standard, D-Type Triplex, Bluebird articulated train, and many more of the BMT Subway oddities.

The Interborough Fleet
by Joe Cunningham (1997)
Xplorer Press
(P.O. Box 614, Belleville, NJ 07109)
Publication date: December 1, 1997
ISBN: 0964576538

This book, in the same vein of Greller’s New York City Subway Cars and Subway Cars of the BMT, is a photo tour of the cars of the Interborough Rapid Transit. Old photos detail the earliest composite cars up through the IRT’s final purchase of World’s Fair Low-V cars. A section on Belmont’s Mineola and some color photographs of IRT Low-Vs in service complete the book.

They Moved the Millions
by Ed Davis Sr.
111 S. 6th St.
Livingston MT 59047

Recently reprinted (1996), this book is an interesting history of the various subway cars used by the IRT, BMT, and NYCT transit lines. Many B&W photos of old cars and elevated lines. The author reports he has a number of copies still available.

大城底下的政治經濟學
Crime, Fear, and the New York City Subways: The Role of Citizen Action
by Dennis Jay Kenney (1987)
Published by Praeger Pub Text
Publication date: January 1987
ISBN: 0275923223

This book is a study of the impact of citizen action on crime and on the fear of crime. The author obtained the consent and cooperation of the Guardian Angels to use their activities in Harlem and the Bronx as a model in determining the effectiveness of such operations. In addition, on-site interviews were conducted with 2,700 nighttime subway riders. Contradicting many previously held beliefs, these data show that actual incidents of subway crime are remarkably low and that fear of crime among nighttime riders, while high, is not exceptional when compared to fear previously found in above ground settings.

I’ve Been Working on the Subway: The Folklore and Oral History of Transit
by Sally Charnow and Steven Zeitlin
New York Transit Museum in conjunction with City Lore:
The New York Center for Urban Folk Culture
370 Jay Street, Box T, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

A look at the people aspects of the city subway: employees, jobs, skills, and stories via interviews with MTA employees and others. Includes an overview of the Transit Authority and curriculum ideas for teachers.

More Profile than Courage: The New York City Transit Strike of 1966
by Michael Marmo (1990)
Published by State Univ of New York Press
ISBN: 0791402622

A thorough academic study of labor relations and of this strike in particular; the confrontations between Mayor John Lindsay and union leader Michael Quill in the strike that paralyzed a city.

Rolling Thunder: The Elevated Railroad and the Urbanization of New York
by Eric Dale Smith (2000)
America House
Frederick, MD (out of print)
ISBN: 1588518221

Part of a series called “A Tale of Ten Cities", “Rolling Thunder: The Elevated Railroad and the Urbanization of New York" is a social history of the El which examines the role it played in expanding the urban boundaries of Greater New York.

Subwayland : Adventures in the World Beneath New York
by Randy Kennedy (2004)
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin; (February 19, 2004)
ISBN: 0312324340

Amazon.com Writeup: Now, as the subway celebrates its centennial anniversary, the creator of The New York Times’s award-winning “Tunnel Vision" column leads us on an extended tour of this storied subterranean land, revealing its inhabitants, its wildlife, its taboos and its secret histories.

The End of the Line: The Homeless and the Transportation Industry
by Rita Schwartz (1992)
New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City
by Jennifer Toth (1993)
1st Ed., Hardcover, 267 pages
Published by Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1556521901

A non-technical, somewhat fantastic analysis of the homeless living in subway tunnels and other underground structures of New York City. For an interesting analysis of this book, visit: Fantasy in The Mole People.

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
by Robert A. Caro (1975)
Paperback, 1246 pages
Published by Random House
Publication date: July 1, 1975
ISBN: 0394720245

While Robert Moses was the antithesis to rapid transit in New York, this Pulitzer Prize-winning book is a detailed chronicle of his life, and a good history of politics and urban planning in 20th Century New York City. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography.

The Tunnel: The Underground Homeless of New York City
by Margaret Morton (1996)
Published by Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300065590

This is a first-hand photo-documentary account of one of the oldest surviving homeless communities in New York City, which has existed in an underground train tunnel for over 20 years.

Transit Talk: New York’s Bus and Subway Workers Tell Their Stories
by Robert W. Snyder (1998)
Published by Rutgers University Press
Publication date: November, 1998
ISBN: 0813525772

Inspired partly by Subway Lives, this book is a slightly more academic study of the folklore and experiences of New York’s subway and bus workers. Over 100 transit workers were interviewed (including some recognizable names from SubTalk). Normally unappreciated, you can get to know some of your transit workers through this book.

Underground Harmonies
by Susie J. Tanenbaum (1995)
Paperback, 270 pages
Published by Cornell University Press
Publication date: June 1, 1995
ISBN: 0801482224

Music and politics in the subways of New York. Kirkus Reviews calls it a “history of street entertainment in New York."

Underground Woman: My Four Years As a New York City Subway Conductor
by Marian Swerdlow (1998)
Paperback, 262 pages
Published by Temple University Press
Publication Date: March 1998
ISBN: 1566396107

A look at life on the subway from a conductor’s point of view, and from that of a woman in a (at the time) mostly male occupation.

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