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Form Follows Function: The Art of the Supercar [Hardcover]

Stuart Codling , James Mann

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1 Dec 2011

For Art of the Super Car, renowned automotive photographer James Mann brings 20 of the world's most beautiful and desirable supercars into the studio. Removed from their ordinary environment and shot on black backgrounds, the photographer's lens reveals not just the engineering brilliance of these cars, but also the inherent beauty in their form and details. Classic and new models from the world's most famous marques, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Maserati, Aston Martin, and others will be featured. With historical and technical profiles by Stuart Codling and commentary by leading automotive designers, Art of the Super Car is a must-have for any automotive enthusiast's library.


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"If supercars are your thing, it doesn't get much better than this." --EVO, 1st February 2012

"Superb studio pics and crisp, informative text make this a must-read for supercar alficinados."
--Autosport, 19th January 2012

"this must-have book boasts superb photography and a commentary from McLaren designer Frank Stephenson."
--Daily Express, 21st January 2012

4/5 Delicious images and an engaging style
--Top Marques, April 2012

The best cars are the Alfa Tipo 33 Stradale, one of the few production versions to survive in concours condition, and a silver Bizzarrini 5300GT Strads - rivets and all...I have great respect for James Mann's pin-sharp photography
--Auto Italia, April 1, 2012

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Journalist and broadcaster Stuart Codling has worked in motorsport for over a decade, covering sports cars in the United States before joining F1 Racing, the world’s biggest-selling Formula 1 magazine, in 2001. He has appeared as an F1 expert on TV and radio, a host for Renault F1, and a contributor to F1 Racing, AUTOSPORT, Autocar, and the Red Bulletin. He is the author of the Motorbooks’ critically acclaimed title Art of the Formula 1 Race Car.

James Mann (Dorset, England) is one of the world’s leading car and motorcycle photographers, with more than 20 years of experience shooting for car and bike publications, the motor industry, and businesses all over the world. James is the author of the Motorbooks titles How to Photograph Cars and Art of the Formula 1 Race Car.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book, great photos 19 Mar 2012
By ChuckG - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this book. The photography is terrific and the text, while not much, is interesting to read, though I don't think you'd really buy it for the text because it's so gorgeous to look at. I couldn't have asked for a better book on supercars, since it contains many of my favorite supercars which are often ignored, such as the BMW M1, Aston DB4GT Zagato, Maserati MC12 and Bizzarrini Strada. I think the Ariel Atom was unnecessary, perhaps replaced with the Bugatti EB110, Jaguar XKSS or Ferrari F50, but still it's a great book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Coffee Table Treasure 8 April 2014
By Richard W. Stone - Published on Amazon.com
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You could easily mix this book in others covering art or design at the poshest function. It will fool and lure many critics that normally snub the work as low classe.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best! 1 Mar 2013
By Cynthia K. Neff - Published on Amazon.com
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One of the most artistically photographed publication I've seen. Beautiful photos and text. i would recommend this book to all luxury car lovers.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Christmas present 25 Dec 2011
By Jerry So.Cal. - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this for my cousin as a Christmas gift. He opened it last night and he was so excited. He loves cars, especially fast cars. I know nothing about cars. All i know is he couldn't stop smiling, was flipping through all the pages quickly, spewing off all these facts about the cars that he saw in the book. Then he headed straight home to read the book carefully. So i am basing my review on his reaction. He gave me 5 different hugs and kept saying thank you. He's a 30 yr old man!
The photos are very nice and artistic. It makes a good coffee table book. It's quite large. According to my cousin, the book included some cars that just came out recently(writing this review 12-25-11).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book 2 Aug 2013
By Bonnie Gold - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a beautiful book. It was used as a guest book at a car themed Bar-Mitzvah. The client was thrilled with it.
Thank you,
Bonnie
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