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By Iain Borden

This ebook explores the event of using vehicles as a fashion of encountering landscapes and towns around the globe. A richly illustrated cultural background, drawing on social and concrete background, artwork, literature and track, force explores particularly how motor vehicle using is portrayed in cinema and different relocating pictures, from the US to Europe and Asia, and from Hollywood to the avant-garde.
Drive is set dynamic trips, reviews and speeds, rooted in particular locations and roads, and multiplied into the world of cinema, artwork and games. It strikes from the light deserts of The Grapes of Wrath to the adventurous urban streets of The Italian activity, from the classy delights of Rain guy and site visitors to the existential musings of Two-Lane Blacktop, Thelma and Louise and Vanishing aspect, from the contemplative highway pleasures of carry to the Scaffold, Radio On and London Orbital to the hallucinatory high-speed risks of Crash, Bullitt, dying facts and C’était un Rendezvous. It indicates how different types of riding – with various speeds, autos, attitudes, roads and towns – supply stories and values that we forget about at our peril. Written via a number one city and cultural historian, Drive’s end is a well timed riposte to usual anti-car attitudes.

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