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American Automobile Advertising, 1930-1980: An Illustrated by Heon Stevenson

By Heon Stevenson

This publication offers a entire background of yank vehicle advertisements over a half-century span, starting with the entrenchment of the "Big Three" automakers in the course of the melancholy and concluding with the gasoline crises of the Seventies and early Eighties. The good illustrated textual content follows a thematic instead of a strictly chronological constitution, tracing the vital parts in American motor vehicle advertisements. Advances mostly ads layouts and pix are mentioned partially One, including the ways that car styling, mechanical advancements, and comfort gains have been portrayed and highlighted in vehicle ads through the years. half explores the advertisements issues that have been involved much less with the attributes of the vehicles themselves than with shaping the way in which shoppers may understand and establish with them. half 3 addresses advertisements orientated towards the sensible points of motor vehicle possession, concluding with an account of the improvement of imported automobiles into the US after global warfare II. Illustrations contain greater than 250 motor vehicle ads, the vast majority of that have no longer been visible in print considering the fact that their unique ebook.

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Of course you did when you first saw one of these beautifully, scientifically stream-lined Chrysler Airflows. For this is real beauty — the beauty of true functional design. Let’s speak of value beneath the style. Asked to name the one car responsible for today’s handsome designs, most people would say Lincoln-Zephyr.... The influence of this car has been great.... From the beginning, the LincolnZephyr has pioneered. The first forward-looking feature that set the car apart was the unit-body-and-frame....

In March, 1937, a bright yellow Pontiac Eight sedan was shown on a vast, part-completed iron bridge, its owner admiring the architectural colossus that was taking shape above him. The body frame of “the most beautiful thing on wheels” was illustrated in a small diagram at the foot of the page, its complex construction of steel panels and girders visibly reminiscent of the bridge. ” Like other Fisher Body advertisements in the series, the piece combined emotive and stylish photography with a functional, yet dynamic, theme.

Many illustrations showed only the car itself, perhaps with a few admirers scattered about, in preference to a complete tableau. The 1959 Chevrolet was much larger and plusher than the 1955–57 models, and was instantly recognizable by its dra- 19 matic “bat-wing” fins. The artistic elongator’s skill was employed to the full, particularly with the Impala Sport Coupe. Later in the model year photographers took over and sedans, sports sedans, and station wagons were shown in larger illustrations than had been adequate in the early 1950s.

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