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Brightwork: Classic American Car Ornamentation

ISBN: 9780811826631

Product: Book, Paperback

May have wear from normal use.

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In the golden age of the American automobile--from the early 1930s to the late 1950s--cars were festooned with elegant chrome and colorful enamel decorations that manufacturers called "brightwork." If you ever forgot what kind of car you were driving, numerous emblems, horn buttons, script, and hood ornaments were there to remind you. Brightwork shows off these shiny treasures as small sculptures that capture the essence of grace in motion. Witness the evolution of the Pontiac symbol from a realistic Indian head to an almost pure abstraction embodying speed. There was no missing such futuristic-sounding features as "Dynaflow" and "Merc-O-Matic" when they were boldly touted in side badges and fancy scripts. Filled with hundreds of dazzling photographs of these rare and beautiful artworks, Brightwork is a book for all those who appreciate the undeniable style and craftsmanship of the little details that make a classic.
ISBN/UPC:

9780811826631

Product:

Book, Paperback

Title:

Brightwork: Classic American Car Ornamentation

Contributors
Pages:

120

Languages:

English

Specification:

8.0 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches, 1 pounds

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Acceptable:Fairly worn but fully readable and intact. Pages may include notes, highlighting, or minor water damage. Dust jacket, CDs, product codes, or other inclusions may be missing or expired.
Good:Shows signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes or highlighting. Dust jacket, CDs, product codes, or other inclusions may be missing or expired.
Very Good:Item has seen limited use and has minimal signs of wear. Pages are clean without markings. Dust jacket, CDs, product codes, or other inclusions may be missing or expired.
Like New:Shows little to no signs of wear. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean without markings. CDs, product codes, or other inclusions may be missing or expired.