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- ISBN-10: 185443201X
- ISBN-13: 9781854432018
by Robert T. Devlin
This book introduces and beautifully reproduces all of the posters created over the years for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
First held in 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is now widely regarded as the premier event for collector car enthusiasts. Each year, this event draws the automotive elite to one of the most scenic spots on earth to see the world's most prized collector cars - cars that blend function and form, technology and style.
From the start, posters have been created to promote the Concours, and over time, these posters have moved from promotional sheets to cherished mementos to treasured works of art. Created by several prominent artists, these posters not only document the history of the Pebble Beach Concours, they dramatically depict the importance of the automobile in our society and in our lives. The automobile does more than transport us around the block - it is part and parcel of our history on a daily basis. It embodies both our memories and our dreams.
Each Concours poster tells a singular automotive tale. It presents the techniques, the style, and the automotive vision of one artist. Some posters explore the lines and curves that signify classic automotive elegance, some pay homage to particular cars and marques, and some are paeans to the automobile in motion. One poster depicts the pleasures of a Sunday drive along the boulevards of Paris in the late 19th century - when the automobile was a creation that turned the heads of passersby. Another depicts the rush felt guiding a racecar at speed through the intricate twists and turns of an early road race. The accompanying text introduces the artists and discusses their work, detailing the history of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and the rise of both poster and automotive art.
In addition, the book includes the posters created for the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance, a driving event for Pebble Beach Concours entrants that began in 1998 and is now a regular part of the pre-Concours festivities.
Buch, Hardcover, 25 x 33,5 cm, 136 Seiten, 100 farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text
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