If ever a book was published to be viewed versus read, then Porsche The Fine Art of the Sports Car is the one. Photographer Lucinda Lewis is joined by author William G. Scheller, in this update to the original 1990 version, that showcases some 370 photographs over 384 pages. Porsche The Fine Art of the Sports Car, is one of the best pictorial documentaries on Porsche available today.
It doesn’t take a Porschephile to see why Ms. Lewis is considered one of America’s top automotive photographers. Through her lens and careful eye even the most mundane technical details pop from the page capturing the curves and sculpture that those in the know recognize as the hallmarks of Porsche design and engineering. Destined to become a coffee-table classic for the Porsche owner and enthusiast, each one of the many photographs is suitable for framing and prominent display.
Organized in chronological order, the book provides a brief background and cross section on the history of Porsche and each model presented. While well written and informative, this book is no means a comprehensive reference on all things Porsche. Instead, Ms. Lewis has presented us with what can best be described as a visual feast for the eyes.
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[Source: Rizzoli USA and Amazon.com]