Title: I LOVE FAST CARS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY CRAIG ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Powerhouse Books, 1999
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 70 pages. Published in 1999. Collection of color photographs on subject. One of the most beautiful photography books on American race cars. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Craig McDean and Daniel Power: Oversize-volume format. Glossy pictorial hard boards with black cloth overboards and titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Photographs by Craig McDean. Text by Neville Wakefield. Stunning endpapers. Printed on thick glossy stock paper by EBS in Verona, Italy to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with very large flaps and titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Craig McDean's "I Love Fast Cars". Photographs of American "fast cars" and the people who are fanatically devoted to them, the British photographer included. "Fashion photographer Craig McDean, he of the trail-blazing Jil Sander and Calvin Klein campaigns, has a hankering for hot wheels and muscle cars, the kind built in backyards and driveways across America. He also loves to see them drag race, in semi-formal circuits known as bracket racing. Taking a deliberately studied, off-key approach to the drivers, the machines, and the bonhomie of the small-time drag racing circuit, seen in the frozen-moment release of a blue '72 LeMans bursting off the starting line or in the grin of a driver in his fire-orange early model GTO, McDean mimics the terse fluidity and gritty, sensual stasis of his enormously influential fashion work, bringing the full force of his sharp fashion skills to bear on this iconographic American pastime. Expertly sequenced by McDean, 'I Love Fast Cars' transforms the laconic Brit's obsession for these lovingly crafted hot rods into a surprisingly seductive homage" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Craig McDean collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Many copies available online are remainder-marked and have serious flaws. A scarce copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates. One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine copy. ISBN 1576870596. Bookseller Inventory # 14313
Synopsis: Novel fashion photographer Craig McDean-he of the blazing Jil Sander and Calvin Klein campaigns-has a hankering for hot wheels and muscle cars, the kind built in back yards and driveways across America. He also loves to see them drag race, in quasi-formal circuits known as bracket racing. Taking a deliberately studied, off-key approach to the drivers, the machines, and the bonhomie of the small time drag racing circuit-seen in the frozen-moment release of a blue '72 LeMans bursting off the starting line, or in the shit-eating grin of a driver in his fire-orange early model GTO-McDean mimics the terse fluidity and gritty, sensual stasis of his enormously influential fashion work, bringing the full force of his sharp fashion skills to bear on this iconographically American retro pastime. I Love Fast Cars marks a significant departure in the evolution of the over-hyped genre of fashion photography. Expertly sequenced by McDean in collaboration with the Paris-based studio M/M-fashion aesthetics + low culture = rock 'n roll - I Love Fast Cars transforms the laconic Brit's obsession for these lovingly crafted hot rods into a surprisingly seductive homage.
About the Author: Craig McDean, one of fashion's most exciting young talents, made a name for himself at I.D. and The Face. He has since photographed such heavyweight campaigns as Calvin Klein, Jil Sander, Givenchy, TSE Cashmere, and Versus. Born in Manchester, McDean now lives and works in New York City. Neville Wakefield, another Brit, is an art writer and critic living in New York City, and is the author of the well-received Fashion (Scalo, 1996).
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