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Black beauties : iconic cars / photographed by Rene Staud ; texts by Jurgen Lewandowski.

By: Staud, Rene, 1951- [photographer.].
Contributor(s): Lewandowski, Jurgen [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Kempen, Germany teNeues Publishing Group, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Publisher: Kempen teNeues Media, 2016Description: 303 pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 38 cm.Content type: still image | text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9783832734305; 3832734309.Subject(s): Automobiles -- Pictorial worksSummary: "Like the opening riff of the famous AC/DC song, Black Beauties is predestined to delight little boys and big boys alike. In his consistently compelling images, Staud shows us a series of historic cars painted in the "color" of classical elegance and sporty power: the legendary Alfa Romeo 8C of the 1930s, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, the fastest open-topped production car ever made, and even the "Goddess" Citroen DS. In addition to the gorgeous photos, there are essays by renowned authors about the significance and effect of the "color" black on auto- motive design." -- Provided by publisher.
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Rene Staud is one of the best automotive photographers in the industry, highly sought-after and extremely innovative. He has already published five successful automotive photo books with teNeues, the most recent of which is Mercedes-Benz - The Grand Cabrios and Coupes. And now, Rene Staud is "back in black." Like the opening riff of the famous AC/DC song, Black Beauties is predestined to delight little boys and big boys alike. In his consistently compelling images, Staud shows us a series of historic cars painted in the "colour" of classical elegance and sporty power: the legendary Alfa Romeo 8C of the 1930s, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, the fastest open-topped production car ever made, and even the "Goddess" Citroen DS. In addition to the gorgeous photos, there are essays by renowned authors about the significance and effect of the "colour" black on auto- motive design. A wonderful photo volume that is anything but colourless! SELLING POINTS: * Black is beautiful? Star photographer Rene Staud provides the ultimate proof * Text by Jurgen Lewandowski, the automotive section editor of the Suddeutsche Zeitung for over 20 years, and the author of over 90 books about cars * With essays on the relevance of the "colour" black by Andrea Zagato (CEO of Zagato) Gorden Wagener (Head of Design at Mercedes), Stephen Bayley (journalist and design critic), and many others. Text in English German and French 150 colour photos

"Like the opening riff of the famous AC/DC song, Black Beauties is predestined to delight little boys and big boys alike. In his consistently compelling images, Staud shows us a series of historic cars painted in the "color" of classical elegance and sporty power: the legendary Alfa Romeo 8C of the 1930s, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, the fastest open-topped production car ever made, and even the "Goddess" Citroen DS. In addition to the gorgeous photos, there are essays by renowned authors about the significance and effect of the "color" black on auto- motive design." -- Provided by publisher.

Parallel text in English and German.

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