Time-travel through the Automobile Age with a collection that puts you in the driver's seat. 20th Century Classic Cars offers a lush visual history of the automobile, decade by decade, via 400-plus print advertisements from the Jim Heimann Collection.
Using imagery culled from a century of auto advertising, this book traces the evolution of the auto from horseless carriage to rocket on wheels-and beyond. With an introduction and chapter text by New York Times automotive writer Phil Patton, as well as an illustrated timeline, this volume highlights the technological innovations, major manufacturers and dealers, historical events, and influence of popular culture on car design.
About the series
Bibliotheca Universalis - Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 1262 g
Dimensions: 195 x 151 x 43 mm
"... a curated look at over 400 images of vintage car porn." * Fast Company, New York *
"Not just for petrol heads: this is also a fascinating social and design history - and the vintage illustrations of elegantly dressed ladies are a treat." * The Lady, London *
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