- Used Books
- Staff Picks
- Gifts & Gift Cards
- Sell Books
- Stores & Events
- Let's Talk Books
Special Offers see all
More at Powell's
Recently Viewed clear list
Ships in 1 to 3 days
More copies of this ISBN
Cars: Freedom, Style, Sex, Power, Motion, Colour, Everythingby Stephen Bayley
Synopses & Reviews
This gorgeously photographed love letter to the 86 most beautiful cars ever manufactured is now available in a smaller, more accessible format and at a great price, making it the perfect gift for Father's Day.
The story of the car is the story of how objects of industry became a medium of artistic expression. Memorials of our tastes, yearnings, and capabilities, these machines have layers of meaning and can be read like a book, if only you know how. Stephen Bayley, car columnist, design and cultural commentator knows how. This opinionated volume presents a spectacular study of achievements in car design. Bayley's 86 favorite designs range from the 1908 Ford Model T, to the 1961 Jaguar E-Type, to the 2003 BMW 5. All presented in chronological order, each automobile also makes a statement about the national character of the country of manufacture.
The 86-featured cars have been specially photographed and reproduced in a 4-color black-and-white process specifically to highlight their form and shape. The hundreds of ravishing photographs (including full-body, interior and detail shots) make this mini version of Cars the perfect gift book for all car enthusiasts and design aficionados.
What Our Readers Are Saying
Science and Mathematics » Featured Titles in Tech » Transportation
Transportation » Automotive » General
Transportation » Automotive » Pictorial