Stars and Cars of the '50s

Stars and Cars of the '50s
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Edited by Wolfgang Frei and Gret Quinn. Photographs by Edward Quinn.

Kempen. teNeues. 2008. First edition. Pink cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 256 pages. 156 duotone illustrations. 350 x 285mm (13 x 11"). 3.1kg. 9783832792619. English, German, French, Italian, Spanish. Fine.

Glamour and cars make a perfect combination in this stylish photography book from Edward Quinn, photographer of the Cote d'Azur, the celebrity playground of the 1950s.

'A reprieve from post-war austerity, the 1950s epitomized a time of glamour with its film icons and automobiles, which are admired and emulated to this day. Nothing said, "You've made it," quite like getting glammed up and going for a spin in your brand new automobile. The shapes and shades of cars were bright and exaggerated. Car design showed a fervent embrace of the future and a willingness to experiment with something new. Photographer Edward Quinn captured all the stars and idols from the worlds of film, music, and the arts, as well as their admirers. Picasso and his Hispano-Suiza, Brigitte Bardot in her Lancia, and many more are featured with their motor toys. With a keen eye and playful exuberance, his images define fifties style.' (from the publisher's description).