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From the publisher :

"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."

Beautiful images, in a beautiful large-format book.

100 pages - Softcover

Mack, 2013

Format : 25 x 32 cm

New - Mint condition

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Campany, David

David Campany is a British writer, essayist, curator, artist and teacher working mostly in the field of photography. His essays have appeared in numerous photobooks and monographs by or about famous photographers such as Stephen Shore, Harry Gruyaert, Lewis Baltz, Todd Hido, Walker Evans, etc. David Campany has also published in his own name thematic books, essays and books of analysis of the media; among others: "Art and Photography" (Phaidon, 2003), "Gasoline" (Mack, 2013), "The Open Road - Photography and the American Road Trip" (Aperture, 2014), "a Handful of Dust" (Mack, 2015), "On Photographs" (Thames & Hudson, 2020). © Self-portrait by David Campany
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