Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors Cars, Photography and Dreams of the Open Road

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Synopsis

An groundbreaking book of car photography, revealing the car's unique role in our culture

Car photography often evokes the same recycled tropes. Predictably slick, hi-spec images on the front pages of glossy magazines, or huge blow-ups on giant billboards which have one designed aim: to sell a lifestyle. But our relationship with cars is so much more meaningful than these images might suggest. Like the camera, the car has changed the way we explore the world. With cars came road trips, and with road trips came some of the most important photographic documentaries of our time. A car is a vehicle not just for transport but for our hopes, desires and dreams.

In Smoke and Mirrors, a selection of world-renowned and up-and-coming photographers come together to pay tribute to the car. From Nick Turpin's images of 'donut' skid marks, Todd Hido's painterly landscapes taken through wet windscreens and William Green's shots of sleeping Tokyo taxi drivers, these photographs display cars at their most playful, introspective and meaningful, reminding us that there is more to them than just metal and machinery - for cars are emotionally intertwined with the lives we live.

About the Publisher

Particular Books

Particular Books

The Particular Books imprint was launched in 2009. This list is characterized by the particular, all-consuming passions of its unique authors for a whole range of subjects that fascinate many of us, such as music, numbers, French cooking, gardening, cycling, survival tactics, books, clothes and maps of remote islands.

Book information

ISBN: 9781846149443
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Particular Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 779.962922
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 3506
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 942g
Height: 196mm
Width: 252mm
Spine width: 27mm