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(Turin: IVECO, no date). . 4to; grey rexine, with red and white lettering to spine and upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 384; profusely illustrated with photographs and facsimiles of contemporary artwork. Dustwrapper sunned and edgeworn, with archival tape repair to upper panel's long tear; some spotting to edges. Very good condition, in a fair to good dustwrapper. Parallel Italian and English text. A celebration of trucks and trucking, with images in colour and monochrome illustrating the place of large haulage vehicles in life and popular culture. 'Despite the recent and widespread interest in what today is commonly called, using an amusing figure of speech, "modern antiques", objects from the early industrial period still make us feel slightly embarrassed. The first machines and the first products of these machines seem to be the fruit of an obscure feeling of guilt. The "industrial civilization" too has its unconscious... The new objects produced by the machines wear a mask to make them look different. The car is a "horseless carriage", the typewriter a "keyboard clerk"... Trucks, right from the beginning, seem to have escaped this neurotic reaction. As children of necessity and labour, trucks have had an easy passage into the world. They can be recognized in their role and take on a functional shape. The right shape. A truck has never been anything other than a truck. That is why it is beautiful.' - from the Preface.
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 US$ 19.2 | JP¥ 2008] Booknumber: 4880

Total: GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 US$ 19.2 | JP¥ 2008]

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