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Stars and Cars of the '50s


Stars and Cars of the '50s by Edward Quinn, edited by Wolfgang Frei and Gret Quinn. Cover photo Grace Kelly. Published by teNeues © edwardquinn.com.

A reprieve from post-war austerity, the 1950s epitomized a time of glamour with its film icons and automobiles, which are admired and emulated to this day. Nothing said,"You've made it," quite like getting glammed up and going for a spin in your brand new automobile. The shapes and shades of cars were bright and exaggerated. Car design showed a fervent embrace of the future and a willingness to experiment with something new.
Edward Quinn captured all the stars and idols from the worlds of film, music and the arts, as well as their admirers. Picasso and his Hispano Suiza, Brigitte Bardot in a Lancia and Onassis with his Thunderbird, and many more are featured with their motor toys. With a keen eye and playful exuberance, Quinn's images define fifties style.


Out of print
teNeues Publishing Group, 2008
Size c. 28.5 x 35 cm / 11 ¼ x 13 3/4 in. 256 pp. Hardcover with jacket, ca. 200 photographs
Text in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian € 79.90, $ 95, £ 65, Can.$ 120, CHF 135
ISBN 9783-8327-9261-9