Automobiles of the chrome age, 1946-1960

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Harry N. Abrams, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 269 pages
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The postwar era marked the emergence of all things American, and in the 1950s, cars led the way. The brilliant colors, pinks, blues, yellows, and reds, soaring tailfins, and grinning, wide-mouthed grilles of the 1953 Buick Skylark, 1957 Ford Skyliner, 1953 Firebird III, and 1959 Cadillac tore up the country's pristine superhighways and dotted the parking lots of new suburban shopping malls. These and many other striking models, which expressed the national optimism and pride of 1950s America, are featured i this elegant volume of images by renowned automobile photographer Michael Furman.
The book contains more than 150 stunning photographs of these motoring icons, many never before published. An informative text and an illustrated index of technical information describe the unique qualities of these spectacular cars, each more imposing in design, size, and power than the preceding models. Furman's technical virtuosity and exacting eye for detail make this unparalleled collection of photographs an eye-popping delight, an invitation for car lovers of all kinds to rediscover an era when the American automobile was king.

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Contents

Introduction
11
Index
245
List of Owners
266
Copyright

About the author (2004)

Michael Furman's photography has been the centerpiece of celebrated books on automotive design, including Curves of Steel, The Performing Art of the American Automoible, the award-winning Motorcars of the Classic Era and Speed, Style and Beauty: The Cars of the Ralph Lauren Collection.

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