Form Follows Function

The Art of the Supercar

Stuart Codling, photographs by James Mann and Frank Stephenson
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For Form Follows Function: The Art of the Supercar, renowned automotive photographer James Mann brings 20 of the world’s most beautiful and desirable supercars into the studio. Removed from their ordinary environment and shot on black backgrounds, the photographer’s lens reveals not just the engineering brilliance of these cars, but also the inherent beauty in their form and details. Classic and new models from the world's most famous marques, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Maserati, Aston Martin, and others will be featured. With historical and technical profiles by Stuart Codling and commentary from famed automotive designer Frank Stephenson, Form Follows Function: The Art of the Supercar is a must-have for any automotive enthusiast’s library.

Author bio:

James Mann is one of the world's leading car and motorcycle photographers, with more than 20 years of experience shooting for enthusiast publications, the motor industry, and businesses around the world. His work has appeared within and on the covers of more than 50 books and has provided stunning visuals for numerous magazines, including Classic and Sports Car, CAR magazine, Forza, The Sunday Times, and Automobile magazine as well as being chosen to photograph the British Auto Legends stamps for the Royal Mail. His advertising clients include Aston Martin, BMW, and Toyota, among others. James is the photographer of the Motorbooks titles Art of the Formula 1 Race Car, Form follows function: Art of the Super Car, Art of the Le Mans Race Car and The Art of Ducati. Visit his website at www.jamesmann.comJournalist and broadcaster Stuart Codling has worked in motorsports for over a decade, covering sports cars in the United States before joining F1 Racing, the world’s best-selling Formula 1 magazine. He has ridden pillion with World Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson, gone snowboarding with (former) FIA President Max Mosley, and been sworn at by ex-Ferrari F1 driver Eddie Irvine. He has appeared as an F1 expert on TV and radio, has hosted for Renault F1, and contributes to F1 Racing, Autosport, and Autocar. He is the author of the Motorbooks bestsellers Art of the Formula 1 Race Car and Real Racers. Read more about him on his website: www.stuartcodling.com.Stuart Codling s and James Mann s previous Motorbooks title, Art of the Formula 1 Race Car received the Best of Books award for 2010 from the International Society for Vehicle Preservation s International Automotive Media Awards competition. A journalist and broadcaster, Stuart Codling has worked in motorsport and automotive writing for more than a decade, covering sports car racing in the United States before joining F1 Racing, the world s biggest-selling Formula 1 magazine, in 2001. He has appeared as an F1 expert on TV and radio, hosted for Renault F1, and contributes to F1 Racing, Autosport, Autocar and the Red Bulletin. He is the author of the Motorbooks best-seller Real Racers: Formula 1 Racing in the 1950s and 1960s. He lives in Farnham, Surrey, England. www.stuartcodling.com James Mann is one of the world s leading car and motorcycle photographers, with more than twenty years of experience shooting for car and bike publications, the motor industry, and businesses all over the world. His work has appeared within and on the covers of more than forty books and has provided stunning visuals for numerous magazines, including Classic and Sportscar, CAR magazine, Automobile Quarterly, Autocar, Motorsport, Automobile magazine, and many others. His advertising clients include Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, BMW, and Toyota, among others. James is the author of the Motorbooks titles How to Photograph Cars and Art of the Formula 1 Race Car. He lives in Dorset, England. Frank Stephenson is one of the most distinguished automotive designers of his generation. His career began with BMW, where he designed the X5 model as well as the wildly popular re-imagining of the MINI Cooper in 1999. Moving on to Ferrari and Maserati, Stephenson penned the Ferrari 612 and 430, as well as the Maserati Quattroporte and MC12 before becoming design director for Fiat/Lancia and then Alfa Romeo. While there he led the design of the new Fiat 500, the Alfa Mito, and the Fiat Bravo. Stephenson joined McLaren Automotive as design director in 2008, where his first project was the design of the firm s new supercar, the MP4-12C.

Category: World history
ISBN: 9780760341162
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Motorbooks
Pub Date: December 2011
Page Extent: 224
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: General & world history