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  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: teNeues; Mul edition (November 15, 2011)
  • Language: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
  • ISBN-10: 3832795375
  • ISBN-13: 978-3832795375
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 11.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #449,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Smoking pilots, burning cars and the ever-looming risk of death. Photographer Rainer W. Schlegelmilch has captured a decade of Formula 1 with these arresting images." ~Stern

"an hommage to an unforgettable epoch of the Formula 1 motorsports." ~Street Magazine

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Daniel G. Lebryk TOP 50 REVIEWER on December 5, 2011
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Formula 1: The Roaring 70's is the second installment of an incredible decade by decade history of Formula 1 racing. Rainer W. Schlegelmilch is a master photographer that captured the essence of the 1970's.

I love this book almost as much as Schlegelmilch's first book on the 1960's, The Golden Age of Formula 1, (The Golden Age of Formula 1). The contrast is incredible between these two books. The 1960's book was almost all black and white, the 70's all color. The 60's focused on the gorgeous cars and the courage of the drivers. The 70's book is more about the spectacle and grand view of the races and the lovely female entourage that showed up around the drivers. Where there were virtually no sponsors in the 60's, the 70's was all about the growing corporate sponsors and their effect on the sport.

Schlegelmilch's technique with the camera changed and how he saw the racing world around him. In the 60's the photographs are almost all perfectly tack sharp and grain free. In the 70's he begins to experiment with faster shooting, more grain, blurring of the race cars, and, a technique I don't care much for, the zoom lens or twisted camera blur (sadly this technique caught on and is still around auto racing). Schlegelmilch is without question a master photographer. It appears that during the 70's he has taken thousands of photographs at hundreds of races. The choices he makes for this book are remarkable.

The book tells a wonderful story of how much the cars changed during the 70's. The photographs are presented in mostly chronological order. In the early 70's experimental strange looking wings have grown on the front and rear of those beautiful clean 60's machines.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jon Warshawsky on December 10, 2011
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Rainer Schlegelmilch's "The Golden Age of Formula 1", the prequel to the volume here, covered the 1960s, and is a beautiful book. In a way, it had to be -- there's a romance, glory and ever present danger in the early days of Formula 1 that lends itself to the photographer's expertly trained lens. Add to that the beautiful cars and handsome people of the era and it is an engrossing trip back through time.

"Formula 1: The Roaring '70s" has a harder task. The elegant almost-cylindrical shaped cars of the prior decade had given way to aerodynamically enhanced machines plastered with corporate sponsors. The captions throughout make mention of these changes, lamenting the end of private entrants. And the elegant drivers of the earlier years had given way to big hair, bushy sideburns and ridiculous glasses (see Jackie Stewart). On the positive side, there was arguably more sport and less spectacle as F1 had begun to introduce safety features that acknowledged that real men were piloting the cars.

But as for the book, it's a beautifully produced, 200+ page work, aided immeasurably by the author's vast knowledge of his subject. Schlegelmilch is obviously a gifted photographer, but not one who randomly happened to wander into a rich location -- he captures the grit and subplots of F1, with a nice focus on personalities: Lotus boss Colin Chapman at work, for example, and especially Jochen and Nina Rindt. The sport is bigger than the machines -- personalities and locations are a huge part of it, and are portrayed nicely. There are many photos of wives and girlfriends throughout (not complaining, just being diligent here...) You do get the sense that Schlegelmilch cares about the people who are part of the F1 panorama, and that adds a nice dimension to his work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Wapler on April 5, 2012
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This photo compilation from the archives of one of Germany's famous racing photographer Rainer Schlegelmilch is much more than another coffee table book covering Formula I racing. The little snippets of information shared with drivers and their back-up teams give some insights into this fairly exclusive club including racing impresario Bernie Ecclestone's influence and power over Formula I. The book is a must for anyone interested in Grand Prix racing and its history. The multi-lingual text is interesting in terms of how cultural influences shine through.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Sperling on April 2, 2013
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a little less artsy pics of people from the 70's and more of the cars would make this 5 stars. big juicy pics are great though. would like more behind the scenes pit shots too
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Knight on February 13, 2013
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spectacular photography - great variety of shots
quality paper a real thrill to read over and over for years to come
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