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The Golden Age of Formula 1 Hardcover – 5 Nov 2010

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 215 pages
  • Publisher: teNeues Publishing; Mul edition (5 Nov. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3832794360
  • ISBN-13: 978-3832794361
  • Product Dimensions: 34.4 x 28.3 x 2.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 641,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This amazing compendium brings together the most beautiful machines and the biggest names of the era
--GQ, January 2011


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Format: Hardcover
I was fortunate enough to view Herr Schlegemilch's exhibition of these photographs at London's Proud Gallery in Camden, and I've never before been so impressed by a single photographer's work.

Every period of the "Golden Era" is covered, from early days when these races still had a "Club meeting" feel right up to the last days of the "real" Formula One (Which in my personal opinion ended with the death of the greatest of them all - Ayrton Senna Da Silva - in 1994) and onwards to the present time.

It's really hard to pick a favourite. There were so many that I just wanted to take home with me. My personal favourite would be a B&W of a pensive looking Graham Hill alone with his thoughts. There are so many great pictures here though that it's a good thing this book is available. I could never afford to buy all the prints that I love, but I can afford this excellent volume.

What really makes this work stand out though is the way that the photographer has not simply concentrated on the cars and the action (although his work here is of course stunning) but also on the life of the drivers and the whole "travelling circus" that was F1 back in the days before money and corporate involvement ruined it.

It also reminded me when browsing through the pictures on the wall, what a dangerous business F1 was back in those days. The study of the crashed car at the side of the circuit in Monaco and the expressions on the faces of some of the drivers really brings home how much of a gamble it was back then to pursue your dream of winning a World title.

Worth every penny. If you know someone with even a passing interest in F1 then you've just found their ideal Christmas present.
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This is the best book on motorsport that I have come across, and I have most of the beautiful collections from the great photographers of this period. What makes this so special is the way the details of this long gone world have been captured so intimately - the straw on the wheels on the cover photo, the tape wrapped round the driving shoes on the first image, I could go on about every page, this book brings the period to life The more conventional racing images are just as great, in all an absolute gem.
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This is a truly wonderful book that perfectly captures the glamour and excitement from this golden era of motor racing. You can almost hear the roar of the engines. The photographs are stunning. A great read with many fascinating anecdotes. It also shows how much driver and crowd safety has moved on - thank God! A perfect gift for any petrolhead.
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For any Formula 1 fans, you must buy this. It really is a superb book. Bought it for my Father for Christmas, then my wife bought a copy for me after seeing how much I loved it. Sensational pictures & history. The quality is outstanding. Very much a coffee table book. Don't underestimate it's size!
And at this price it's an absolute bargain.
Waiting in anticipation for the next book, crammed with colour photos I hope.
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