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McDean, Craig (Photographer) & Wakefield, Neville (Contributor). I LOVE FAST CARS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY CRAIG MCDEAN. New York City, NY: Powerhouse Books, 1999. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 70 pages. Fine/Fine.

Collection of color photographs on subject. One of the most beautiful photography books on American race cars. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. A brilliant production by Craig McDean and Daniel Power: Oversize-volume format. Glossy pictorial hard boards with black cloth overboards and titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Photographs by Craig McDean. Text by Neville Wakefield. Stunning endpapers. Printed on thick glossy stock paper by EBS in Verona, Italy to the very highest standards. In pictorial DJ with very large flaps and titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Craig McDean's photographs of American "fast cars" and the people who are fanatically devoted to them, the British photographer included. "Fashion photographer Craig McDean, he of the trail-blazing Jil Sander and Calvin Klein campaigns, has a hankering for hot wheels and muscle cars, the kind built in backyards and driveways across America. He also loves to see them drag race, in semi-formal circuits known as bracket racing. Taking a deliberately studied, off-key approach to the drivers, the machines, and the bonhomie of the small-time drag racing circuit, seen in the frozen-moment release of a blue '72 LeMans bursting off the starting line or in the grin of a driver in his fire-orange early model GTO, McDean mimics the terse fluidity and gritty, sensual stasis of his enormously influential fashion work, bringing the full force of his sharp fashion skills to bear on this iconographic American pastime. Expertly sequenced by McDean, 'I Love Fast Cars' transforms the laconic Brit's obsession for these lovingly crafted hot rods into a surprisingly seductive homage" (Publisher's blurb). A "must-have" title for race car enthusiasts and Craig McDean collectors. This title has been out-of-print for a very long time even though it went into multiple subsequent printings. This is one of few copies of the true First Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Many copies available online are remainder-marked and have serious flaws. A very scarce copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates. One of the most brilliant living photographers. A fine copy. . ISBN 1576870596. $70.00

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