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Cars: Freedom, Style, Sex, Power, Motion, Colour, Everything

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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.

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Conran Octopus
Automotive - General
Bayley, Stephen
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