The Life of the Automobile: A New History of the Motor Car

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9781848877078: The Life of the Automobile: A New History of the Motor Car

In this book Steven Parissien examines the impact, development and significance of the automobile over its turbulent and colourful 130-year history. He tells the story of the auto, and of its creators, from its earliest appearance in the 1880s - as little more than a powered quadricycle - via the early pioneer carmakers, the advances of the interwar era, the 'Golden Age' of the 1950s and the iconic years of the 1960s to the decades of doubt and uncertainty following the oil crisis of 1973, which culminated in the global mergers of the 1990s and the bailouts of the early twenty-first century. This is not just a story of horsepower and performance. The Life of the Automobile is a tale of people: of intuitive carmakers such as Benz, Agnelli, Royce and Citroen; of exceptionally gifted designers such as Issigonis, Lefebvre, Michelotti and Bangle; and of visionary industrialists such as Ford, Tata and Porsche. Above all, The Life of the Automobile demonstrates how the epic story of the car mirrors the history of the modern era, from the brave hopes and soaring ambitions of the early twentieth century to the cynicism and ecological concerns of a century later.

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Dr Steven Parissien is an internationally-renowned author who has written extensively on architectural and cultural history. He is the director of Compton Verney museum and gallery in Warwickshire.

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*Starred Review* Little more than a four-wheel motorized bicycle when first invented in the 1880s, the automobile has come to shape our lives more than any other modern invention. It changed the way we fight wars and make love; enabled the flourishing of suburbia, malls, fast-food drive-ins, motels, and theme parks; and has become an extension of our personalities. Parissien’s exhaustive overview of the evolution of the automobile follows the classic story of this backbone of industrialization with its successes, rivalries, declines, and resurrections that continue to this day. Although Germany, France, Great Britain, and Japan took turns at moving the industry forward, it was Detroit and the Big Three automakers that dominated in the golden age of the 1950s and ’60s, when the vehicle briefly became an art form, with its polished chrome, fins, wings, and roaring, muscular engines. The real men behind names like Benz, Daimler, Rolls-Royce, Peugeot, Renault, Ford, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, and Olds are profiled. From the Ford Model T to the Chevrolet Volt, Parissien covers every detail, including the sketchy safety and environmental record and a nod to the future of green technology. --David Siegfried

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