Urban Cars

Brooklyn

Douglas Ljungkvist

Urban Cars

Douglas Ljungkvist

Distributed for Unicorn Publishing Group

128 pages | 125 color plates | 9 1/2 x 7 3/4 | © 2018
Cloth $20.00 ISBN: 9781911604310 Will Publish September 2018 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
Cities these days are ever more focused on moving people away from cars—emphasizing public transit, pedestrianism, and other forms of eco-friendly circulation. But cars have a long history in urban life, and, seen through the right lens, the conjunction of the two can be captivating.

            Douglas Ljungkvist’s camera is the right lens. For more than a decade now he has been photographing vintage cars on city streets, mostly in Brooklyn. This book presents the unforgettable fruits of that project: 125 images of cars in their urban context. Discovering the now-classic bodies and design of 1960s and ’70s cars on city streets, tucked away in alleys, hidden amid industrial detritus, Ljungkvist discovers something magical: a time capsule, taking us back to a period when ecological concerns and gas prices didn’t impinge on design, and when American cars, big and bold, were at the heart of popular culture.

            A love letter to the automobile and the city alike, Urban Cars is a testament to Ljungkvist’s vision, and to the striking beauty hidden all around us.
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