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Gasoline


by David Campany
Gasoline
by David Campany
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The gas station is one of the most iconic of twentieth century buildings. Recognised across the world, it is arguably most established on American soil where the notion of the road trip on a full tank of gas is culturally ingrained.

Gasoline presents 35 archive press images of gas stations taken between 1944 and 1995. They have been collected by writer David Campany, purchased from the photography archives of several American newspapers which have been discarding their analogue print collections and moving to the now ubiquitous .jpeg or .tif formats.

Gasoline can be read as a cautionary tale about the modern dependence on oil, about news photography, about the shift from film to digital imaging, or as a minor history of car design and vernacular architecture. Marked with the grease pen notations of the newspapers’ art directors, the photos tell of oil shortages, road congestion, crimes, accidents and choking cities.

Individually the images are single moments in time; collectively they show a growing consciousness about cars, the oil trade and global concern about pollution.

Publisher: MACK

Size: 240 x 320 mm

100 pages, 37 colour plates, 37 black & white plates

ISBN 13
9781907946448
Publisher
Mack
Date Published
2013
Edition
1st
Binding
Softcover
Binding Additional
Softcover with dustjacket
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