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The Performing Art of the American Automobile



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The Performing Art of the American Automobile by Jonathan A Stein
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Which cars flourished, which faded away, which became legends, and why? Award-winning automotive historian Jonathan A. Stein examines the cars through the social and economic conditions of their times as they pass from curiosities and playthings of the wealthy to their role in shaping the American way of life, ultimately becoming the backbone of the American economy Stein's incisive and entertaining text tells a captivating tale; Michael Furman's photographs are stunning; and the illustrations by Peter Hearsey and rare archival images add engaging color and context.

Author Biography

Distinguished automotive historian, editor and writer Jonathan A. Stein has collaborated with Michael Furman on The Performing Art of the American Automobile, Curves of Steel, and The Art and Colour of General Motors. Michael Furman's photography has been the centerpiece of celebrated books on automotive design, including Curves of Steel, The Performing Art of the American Automoible, the award-winning Motorcars of the Classic Era and Speed, Style and Beauty: The Cars of the Ralph Lauren Collection.
Release date Australia
July 1st, 2008
By (photographer) Michael Furman Introduction by Peter Hearsey
Country of Publication
United States
Halftones, color
Coachbuilt Press
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