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    2004 Hyundai Elantra Electrical Troubleshooting Manual by Hyundai Motor Company

    Korea: Hyundai Motor Company, 2004. Paperback. Used - Very Good.



    Fast Lane Summer : American Motor Racing by Leon Mandel

    Tennessee: Kingsport Press, October 1981. Hardcover. Used - Very Good. Story inside a racing team. The story is told chronologically through the eyes of the crew, driver and owner.



    American Grilles by Salmieri, Stephen

    Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. Paperback. First edition. Very Good with light wear at the edges, light curl at fore edge of cover, remainder mark that has bleed onto the front cover and a neat hole punched out of the back cover. The spine is square and uncreased. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. 144 pages; 101 full-page b&w plates; 11 x 8.5 inches. A photo-essay documenting the front grilles of mid-1930s to late 1950s American cars. Followed by extensive notes on the cars themselves.



    Peter Keetman: Volkswagenwerk 1953 by Keetman, Peter; Norbert M. Massfeller; Gijs van Tuyl; Holger Broeker; F.C. Gundlach; Dirk Schlinkert; Rolf Sachsse; Manfred Grieger

    Bielefeld, Germany: Kerber, 2003. Hardcover. First English language edition, first printing, 2003. Near Fine clothbound hardcover with a very slight roll to the spine and very light signs of handling in a Very Good dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities, a couple of short closed tears, and light shelf wear; the bottom edge of the dj has been creased and worn and has been strengthened with filmoplast. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Images documenting the entire production process of the VW Beetle at the Wolfsburg Volkswagen plant, at the time, Europe's largest car factory with a daily output over 700 Beetles. These photographs are now considered classic works of German industrial photography. The catalogue for an exhibition held at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, November 8, 2003 - February 22, 2004 and the winner of numerous "Best Photobook of the Year" awards. Keetman was the primary proponent of Fotoform, a German movement of the 1950s, combining scientific objectivity with abstraction, and was a bridge between the Objectivity movement of the 1930s and the Typology school, best exemplified by Bernd and Hilla Becher. Photographs by Peter Keetman; foreword by Norbert M. Massfeller; introduction by Gijs van Tuyl; contributions by Holger Broeker, F.C. Gundlach, Dirk Schlinkert, Rolf Sachsse, and Manfred Grieger. 176 pages; 90 duo-toned b&w plates; 12 x 16 inches. Index of works with captions. Biography. Exhibitions list. Bibliography. Text in English. Overseas sales and expedited shipping will require extra postage for this volume.



    Driving Fashion: Automobile Fabrics of the 1950s by Globus, Dorothy Twining

    New York: Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, 1997. Pamphlet. First edition. Fine pamphlet. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The catalogue for an exhibition held at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, June 24 - October 4, 1997. Introduction by Dorothy Twining Globus. C-fold + an additional fold to produce a single large sheet, as issued; 7 pages; color illustrations; 4 x 9 inches.



    Different Roads: Automobiles for the Next Century by Mount, Christopher

    New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1999. Paperback. First edition. Fine/As New paperback. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. Text by Christopher Mount. Staple-bound self-wrappers; 20 pages; b&w photos throughout; 7.25 x 8.5 inches. The catalogue for an exhibition on innovations in the car industry with short pieces on new types of power plant including the GM EV1, Honda VV, Toyota Prius, and Fiat Multipla Bipower; on new structures, materials, and forms including the DaimlerChrysler Composite Concept Vehicle, DaimlerChrysler Smart Car, Audi AL2, and the BMW/Rover Mini Millennium Concept Car.



    Stephane Couturier: Melting Point by Couturier, Stephane; Andre Rouille

    Paris: Trans Photographic Press / Ville Ouverte, 2006. Hardcover. SIGNED. First limited edition, first printing. Fine/As New clothbound hardcover in dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar jacket. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, BOXED. Overlapping images, taken at a car factory with a large format camera, producing a phantasmagoria of color and movement, a 'figurative abstraction.' Known primarily as a photographer of urban spaces and industrial sites all over the world, in recent years Couturier's work has evolved toward issues involving ideas related to processes and construction. Photographs by Stephane Couturier; essay by Andre Rouille. SIGNED BY COUTURIER on the title page; no inscription. #685 from an edition limited to 1800 copies. 60 pages; 20 full-page color photographic plates; 13 x 10 inches. Biography. Text in English and French. LAID-IN is a gallery card, press release, and review of a 2000 exhibition of Couturier's work.

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