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Car: The Definitive Visual History of the Automobileby DK Publishing
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Tracing the history of the automobile, from the first prototypes to the super cars of today, Car covers the technological developments and manufacture of cars, the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose, and the enduring impact the car has had on society as an object of curiosity, symbol of luxury, and item of necessity.
The most lavishly illustrated treatment of the subject on the market, featuring the most noteworthy cars of each decade in beautifully photographed catalogs, Car is truly an international view of the automobile through time, with histories of the men and machines that created brands which are now household names.
DK's latest Car traces the history and role of the automobile, cataloging the diverse spectrum of cars from the first prototypes to the supercars of today. The book will not only cover the technological developments and manufacture of cars, but also the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose, and the enduring impact which the car has had on society as an object of curiosity, symbol of luxury, and item of necessity.
Table of Contents
First automobiles up to 1920. Pioneer vehicles ; First cars for customers ; Great marques : the Mercedes story ; Early production-line cars ; Ford Model T ; Ford Model T straight-four ; Driving through Paris, 1908 ; Birth of the competition car ; Great marques : the Cadillac story ; Luxury and power ; Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost — The 1920s. Competition cars ; Bugatti type 35B ; Cadillac Cadillac V16 ; Luxury and prestige ; Lancia Lambda, 1922 ; Hollywood coup
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