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Drive: Journeys through Film, Cities and Landscapes by Iain Borden

By Iain Borden

This e-book explores the event of riding autos as a manner of encountering landscapes and towns all over the world. A richly illustrated cultural historical past, drawing on social and concrete heritage, artwork, literature and track, force explores particularly how motor vehicle using is portrayed in cinema and different relocating photos, from the USA to Europe and Asia, and from Hollywood to the avant-garde.
Drive is ready dynamic trips, studies and speeds, rooted in particular locations and roads, and accelerated into the world of cinema, paintings 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 elevate to the Scaffold, Radio On and London Orbital to the hallucinatory high-speed hazards of Crash, Bullitt, demise evidence and C’était un Rendezvous. It exhibits how several types of using – with varied speeds, automobiles, attitudes, roads and towns – offer reports and values that we forget about at our peril. Written by way of a number one city and cultural historian, Drive’s end is a well timed riposte to regular anti-car attitudes.

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