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60s Cars: Vintage Auto Ads (Icons) [Paperback]

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From the ubiquitous VW Bug to the short-lived Studebaker Avanti, this nostalgic look at 1960s cars brings automobiles from the swinging sixties back to life. Family cars and big-engine sports cars from Detroit mingle alongside classic and lesser-known foreign models as well as space-age inspirations such as the Comet, Polara, and Starfire. In its chronological sequence of 1960s automobile ads, 60s Cars reveals a significant shift in graphic design and print advertising over the decade: the widespread use of elegant illustrations that had traditionally been a hallmark of advertising was gradually replaced by photography in virtually all car ads.

Featured makes and models include (in addition to those mentioned above): Studebaker Avanti, Chevy Chevelle, Mercury Cougar, Dodge Dart, Renault Dauphine, Ford Fairlane, Chrysler Imperial, Jaguar, Studebaker Lark, Rambler Marlin, Mercedes-Benz, Ford Mustang, and Olds Toronado. All of the major divisions within Chrysler, Ford, GM and Studebaker are represented here as well.

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Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.8" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.71"
Weight:   0.88 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2005
Publisher   Taschen
ISBN  3822847992  
ISBN13  9783822847992  

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More About Jim Heimann

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jim Heimann is a cultural anthropologist, graphic design historian, and the executive editor for Taschen America. He is the author of numerous books on architecture, pop culture, and the history of the West Coast, Los Angeles, and Hollywood. His unrivaled private collection of ephemera has been featured in museum exhibitions around the world and dozens of books.

Jim Heimann currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Waste of money  Sep 13, 2007
These books are a thrown together pastiche and are not worth your money, find something better, I am sure there are way better books on the genre out there.

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