Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles


Peter Harholdt Ken Gross

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This book was published to accompany an exhibit of Art Deco-styled cars shown at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee, from June 14 through September 15, 2013. All 20+ cars and motorcycles that were selected for the exhibit are presented here through the studio photography of Peter Harholdt and printed to the highest standard on extra-heavy paper stock.

Exhibition curator Ken Gross, along with fellow automotive historians Richard Adatto and Jonathan A. Stein, provide historical information about these unique cars, and art and architecture expert Thomas Mellins adds a fascinating essay about the emergence of Art Deco as a recognized style of expression. Includes:

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Two Figoni and Falaschi-bodied Delahayes
Jordan Model Z Speedway Ace
Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow
Edsel Ford’s Model 40 Speedster
Voisin Type C27 Aerosport Coupe
Stout Scarab
Indian and Henderson motorcycles
Chrysler Airflow and Thunderbolt concept
Talbot-Lago T-150-C-SS Teardrop Coupe
The Bugatti Type 57C formerly owned by the shah of Iran, and many more

Hardcover | 12 x 9.5 | 112 pages