Automotive Jewelry, Volume One: Mascots, Badges

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9780988273313: Automotive Jewelry, Volume One: Mascots, Badges

Mascots and badges are a unique art form that have identified automotive marques since the late 19th century. This "automotive jewelry" has been beautifully presented in photographs by Michael Furman, and with enlightened commentary from an internationally renowned group of historians, designers, authors, collectors and curators. Automotive Jewelry, Volume One: Mascots and Badges, the latest title from Coachbuilt Press is available in August following its world premiere at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Visit our website for an advance look inside Automotive Jewelry and all our fine Coaachbuilt Press titles.

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Furman's Automobile Jewelry is just right.  Looking at lesser but well-done works on mascots and badges and one might say, "...well, yes, that's excellent, fine," and keep turning the pages. But so striking is Furman's work that he stops one dead on the page, illuminating with incredible depth and intensity, often accompanied by interesting comments. - Velocetoday.com

Automotive Jewelry is a celebration of those seemingly small additions to the automobile, the badges and mascots. If the essence of the vehicle can be distilled into one recognized part, this is it...through Furman's images and the comments of 35 other noted writers, designers, historians, restorers, judges and collectors, we learn more about what the mascots represented and why and about the designers who created both. - motorsportsmarketingresources.com

Originally used by a manufacturer to establish an identity for its product, one could argue that these automotive birthmarks are works of art in their own right.  The beautiful photography of Michael Furman truly strengthens the argument for this claim. - Classic Car Club of America Bulletin

In Michael Furman's sumptuous book of photographs, this "automotive jewelry," as the title has it, receives star treatment. Each badge and mascot or hood ornament is lighted to bring out its every sweep and swirl, zig and zag...I was most surprised by the beauty of many of the American logos from the 1940s, 1950s and even 1960s pictured in this book. Their exuberance and strong typography were sometimes better than the cars they adorned.  - Aaron Betsky, The New York Times

"Car mascots, commonly called hood ornaments, were originally created to dress up the exposed radiator caps of cars in the early days of the automobile.  Over two lushly-photographed volumes, Michael Furman's Coachbuilt Press documents these small, but not insignificant embellishments to a car's body.  Both volumes include wonderful color pictures by Furman, and each mascot or badge is photographed up close and personal with rich detail so the reader can see every nuance from the sometimes-complex curves of the mascots to the simple but evocative typography of the badges."
- Petrolicious.com, Jan 2016

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