For those of you unable to make the journey to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta for the Allure of The Automobile (between March 21 and June 20, 2010) it's possible the show's official catalog might be the next best thing.
Most hi-profile art exhibits print a catalog of the show's featured pieces for visitors, and admirers alike, to read and learn more as they peruse the exhibition. The Allure of the Automobile at the High Museum of Art is no different. What is different, however, is the quality and substance of the catalog. Published by Rizzoli (the same publisher who gave us Porsche: The Fine Art of the Sports Car) with principal photography by Peter Harholdt this hard bound masterpiece is a work of art in itself. With nearly 60 full page, full color photos and countless other smaller inserts, the Allure of the Automobile provides background and coverage of an exhibit that examines the golden age of automobile design.
Celebrating eighteen of the world's finest cars from 1930 to the early 1960's, the collection includes an exacting Replica of the VW Type 60K10/Porsche Type 64 (body shell) - considered the ancestor of all subsequent Porsche sports models" - and the 1953 Porsche 550 Prototype that launched Porsche's successful endeavors into the world of motorsport and race car manufacturing.
With close to 100 pages dedicated to background, history and photography of the cars on display, the Allure of the Automobile is a book for anyone that admirers their Porsche not only as a great sports car, but as a work of art. If you can't make it to Atlanta to see the exhibit in person, the catalog is available to pre-order via Amazon (it goes on sale April 13) at a very reasonable price of $26.
Behind the Scenes Video of Porsche and the Allure of the Automobile
To learn more about the High Museum of Art and the exhibition, please visit www.High.org
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