From the very first "horseless carriages" to next year's latest and sleekest new models, the automobile has always been beguiling: It is an engineering marvel, a potent cultural symbol, a machine that is equal parts industry, art, and free-wheeling dream. If ever anything was truly "more than the sum of its parts," it's the automobile, and the 80 wonderful photographs collected here capture its many moods.
Even before the advent of the Model T, people were fascinated with cars. An object of appreciation that is not confined to any one continent, the automobile has proven to be a symbol of industrial genius, a work of art, even an obsession. Cars, a tribute to this ongoing love affair with automobiles, is a spectacular collection that features various stages of their mechanical lifespans, from the assembly line to the junkyard. With photographs of people and their vehicles past and present, Cars is a delightful and entertaining road trip down memory lane.