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Cars And Culture

Author : Rudi Volti
ISBN : 0801883997
Genre : Business & Economics
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A succinct yet comprehensive history, Cars and Culture highlights the technical changes that altered the appearance and performance of automobiles, along with the myriad forces that have shaped the car's development.
Category: Business & Economics

Autopia

Author : Peter Wollen
ISBN : 1861891326
Genre : Social Science
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The reach of the car today is almost universal, and its effect on landscapes, cityscapes, cultures – indeed, on the very fabric of the modern world – is profound. Cars have brought benefits to individuals in terms of mobility and expanded horizons, but the cost has been very high in terms of damage to the environment and the consumption of precious resources. Despite the growing belief that a Faustian price is now being paid for the freedom cars have bestowed on us, we are none the less manufacturing them in ever greater numbers. Autopia is the first book to explore the culture of the motor car in the widest possible sense. Featuring newly commissioned essays by writers, critics, historians, artists and film-makers, as well as reprinting key texts, it examines the effect of the car throughout the world, including the USA, Western and Eastern Europe, Japan, China, Cuba, India and South Africa. In this book the car is treated neither as a technological fetish object nor as an instrument of danger. Instead, it is examined as a hugely important determinant of 20th-century culture, neither wholly good nor an unmitigated disaster, and certainly endlessly fascinating. Contributors include Michael Bracewell, Ziauddin Sardar, Al Rees, Martin Pawley, Donald Richie and Peter Hamilton. Key texts by Marshall Berman, Jane Jacobs, Roland Barthes, Marc Augé and others.
Category: Social Science

The Fabulous 50 S

Author : Mary Sieber
ISBN : UOM:39076002386667
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The 500 period automobile photos, publicity stills, advertisements, and billboards in "The Fabulous 50's" illustrate the human experience in American between 1950 and 1959. Fact-filled captions explain how the people, products and philosophies of the period took everyone from railroads to rocket ships.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Cars And Culture

Author : Charles Pickett
ISBN : 0732266173
Genre : Automobiles
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Category: Automobiles

Holden Vs Ford

Author : Steve Bedwell
ISBN : 9781459619906
Genre : Automobile racing
File Size : 38.25 MB
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Holden versus Ford, Ford versus Holden, Red versus Blue, Blue versus Red, even the order in which you say these two precious words marks you for life as to which side of the white line you drive on. Going straight to the heart of what it means to be Australian, this book is a must-have addition to any Ford or Holden lovers bookshelf. Loyalty, faith, competition, love is expressed through two brands of motor car. Never before has this nation-dividing topic been faced head on, and written about in such a detailed and humorous way. Some highlights: Comprehensive history of Ford and Holden research and development in Australia. Extensive lists of all the Ford and Holden models released since the beginning of the twentieth century. The panel van craze that rocked the nation during the 1970s. The Great Race at Philip Island, Mt Panorama and the glory days of Ford versus Holden racing victories. A compendium of facts and trivia of all things Holden and Ford. Falling in love with a car of your dreams. With over 200 photos and great design! Holden v Ford is a full-throttle car book and the perfect Father's Day gift book.
Category: Automobile racing

Holden Vs Ford

Author : Steve Bedwell
ISBN : 192129518X
Genre : Transportation
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Holden versus Ford, Ford versus Holden, Red versus Blue, Blue versus Red, even the order in which you say these two precious words marks you for life as to which side of the white line you drive on. Going straight to the heart of what it means to be Australian, this book is a must-have addition to any Ford or Holden lover's bookshelf. Loyalty, faith, competition, love—is expressed through two brands of motor car. Never before has this nation-dividing topic been faced head on, and written about in such a detailed and humorous way. Some highlights include: comprehensive history of Ford and Holden research and development in Australia; extensive lists of all the Ford and Holden models released since the beginning of the twentieth century; the panel van craze that rocked the nation during the 1970s; the Great Race at Philip Island, Mt Panorama, and the glory days of Ford versus Holden racing victories; a compendium of facts and trivia of all things Holden and Ford; and falling in love with a car of your dreams. With over 200 photos and great design, Holden vs Ford is a full-throttle car book and the perfect Father's Day gift book.
Category: Transportation

Car Cultures

Author : Daniel Miller
ISBN : 1859734073
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Anyone who assumes that a car is simply a means to get from point A to point B, or who even thinks that they know what a car is, should read this book. Profoundly shaped by culture, the car gives rise to a wide range of emotions, from guilt about the environment in the UK to aboriginal concerns with car 'corpses', to struggles to keep the creatures 'alive' with everything but the proper spare parts in West Africa. Cars and their landscapes prove central to human lifefrom its most intimate to the widest sense of global crisis, and are capable of inspiring epic passions. From road rage in Western Europe to the struggles of cab driving in Africa to the emergence of Black identity in the US, this book examines the essential humanity of the car, which includes the jealousies, gender differences, fears and moralities that cars give rise to. Firmly grounded in detailed ethnographic and historical scholarship, this is the first book to provide an informed sense of cars as one of the most familiar and significant forms of material culture.
Category: Family & Relationships

Car Culture

Author : Frances Basham
ISBN : UOM:39015004469881
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A social history of the American automobile, tracing the growth of the industry, the proliferation of cars, and their economic and cultural impact on American society and life
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Automobile And American Culture

Author : David Lanier Lewis
ISBN : 047208044X
Genre : History
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Looks at the impact of the automobile on American folkways
Category: History

Cuba S Car Culture

Author : Tom Cotter
ISBN : 9780760350263
Genre : History
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Welcome to Cuba's automotive time capsule, filled with classic cars. The story of how Cuba came to be trapped in automotive time is a fascinating one. For decades, the island country had enjoyed healthy tourism trade and American outpost status, and by the 1950s it had the highest per capita automotive purchasing of any Latin American country - its middle class ensured an interesting variety of vehicles plying the roads. But when Cuba fell to communist rebels in 1959, so ended the inflow of new cars. Since then, trade embargo forced Cuba's car enthusiasts to develop a unique and insular culture, one marked by great creativity, such as: Keeping a car alive with no opportunity to acquire replacement parts Customizing a car with no access to aftermarket parts Drag racing with no drag strip In many ways, Cuba is an automotive time warp, where the newest car is a 1959 Chevy or perhaps one of the Soviet Ladas. Cuba's Car Culture offers an inside look at a unique car culture, populated with cars that have been cut off from the world so long that they've morphed into something else in the spirit of automotive survival. Authors Tom Cotter and Bill Warner (founder of the Amelia Island Concours) take readers of Cuba's Car Culture on a whirlwind tour of all things automotive, beginning with Cuba's pre-Castro car and racing history and bringing us up to today's lost collector cars, street racing, and the challenges of keeping decades-old cars on the road. The book is illustrated throughout with rare historical photos as well as contemporary photos of Cuba's current car scene. For anyone who enjoys classic cars, from old Chevy Bel-Airs to Studebakers to Ford Fairlanes, a cruise around Cuba will make you feel like a kid in a candy store.
Category: History