Have you ever heard of a Lincoln
Zephyr? Turn to page 42 of this luxurious book
, and see for yourself the 1935 model of that extraordinarily styled automobile. Style is what this oversized beauty of a book (which is itself the epitome of style) is all about.
Accomplished automotive writer Bayley begins his breathtaking album of stunning black-and-white photographs
with the bold statement: "Car design is one of the distinctive, even defining, art forms of the twenty-first century." Further, he argues, car design is "our age's singular contribution to cultural history." Each car [was] selected because it "changed the conventional wisdom, lifted the game, raised the bar" in terms of style... Check out, in particular, the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
. Wow! American opulence at its most dramatic. (Brad Hooper, Booklist
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About the Author
Stephen Bayley is one of the world's best-known authorities on modern culture, and cars are one of his many passions. He has written extensively on automobiles and automobile design for 25 years for car companies and numerous publications including Car Magazine
. He was awarded PPA Columnist of the Year for his car column in GQ
Former Chief Executive of the Design Museum, the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design, he is an outspoken commenter on art and design, writing for numerous publications, appearing frequently on radio and television, and lecturing all over the world.