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Speed, Style, and Beauty: Cars from the Ralph Lauren Collection Hardcover – March 15, 2005
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While Ralph Lauren also sprang from a modest, blue-collar background, he was an ambitious young man and always aspired to be one of the moneyed "smart set". He made his fortune from his Polo collection of clothing, which was not so coincidentally influenced by the classical styles of the 1930s. For more than a generation Lauren has dressed men in a moneyed, tasteful way and his collection represents the finest, most visually stunning automotive rarities that money and taste can buy. Lauren's cars track so well with the style and cut of his apparel line that some of them have bee used as backdrops or props for advertising spreads.
This lavish book was produced in 2005 on the occasion of the exhibition of Lauren's collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Now, I think the practice of exhibiting automobiles or motorcycles in art museums is a dubious one and simply an attempt to increase their box office, but in any event, it was a beautiful exhibit. This is a large format book with photographs by Michael Furman, who is often said to be the finest automobile photographer working today.Read more ›
shown in a Boston museum a couple years ago. The photography of the cars is
excellent along with the extensive descriptions make it a much sought after book.
I've waited a year to find it at the original price & when I saw it recently at that price I bought it on Amazon immediately.
I've seen a number of these cars at Ferrari Concours in the Northeast and they
are fantastic in person and show brilliantly in this coffee table book.
Love this book! Terrific book for anyone who loves vintage, exotic cars!!
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Item better than described, packed well, shipped promptly, and received without any issues. Great book. Thanks!Published 22 days ago by Bob Libris
Great photography, great articles, the showing of his cars at the museum is dated at this point but the cars are timeless and their history likewise. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jeffery Sweitzer
Great coffee table book, good for both autophilias and beauty lovers alike. The background stories are fascinating but the photos are outstanding.Published 17 months ago by WILLIAM HUMPHRIES
Fabulious book...placed it on my coffee table, friends and family are always looking through it and it's clearly the top topic of conversation.Published 17 months ago by Sandra Carter
book is in bad condition.. the cover is all torn up and taped.. that was certainly not mentioned! very disappointedPublished 18 months ago by Adriana DeLuca