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Friso Wiegersma  elegantly examines the role of the woman driver from the early days of the motor-car to the 1942s from the illustrations and literature of the time.Friso Wiegersma  elegantly examines the role of the woman driver from the early days of the motor-car to the 1942s from the illustrations and literature of the time. Click here to see larger images of this book.  

LA BELLE CHAUFFEUSE

by Friso Wiegersma

Translated by Jan Michael

1981 V.O.C. Amsterdam, Holland

ODDS and ENDS

La Belle Chauffeuse by Friso Wiegersma

An interesting small book illustrated in colour
Book in NEAR FINE condition showing a minimum of use.
Dust wrapper has some rubbing and lightly chipped edges
probably VERY GOOD, now in plastic sleeve.
50 pages 140 mm. x 213 mm.

£6.50 plus Postage

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Jacket blurb

When we consider how much women drivers were in evidence in fiction, it seems at first incomprehensible that so conspicuously few women in cars —and, for that matter, so few cars — appear in art, particularly when so many artists, as early as before the First World War, acclaimed the speed of aeroplanes, trains and cars as symbols of the modern time.

Classic evidence of this is to be found in the Italian Futuristic manifesto of 1909: 'We declare that the splendour of the world is enriched by a new form of beauty he beauty of speed. A racing car ... is more beautiful than the Nike of Samothrace.'

With this declaration in mind, Friso Wiegersma elegantly examines the role of the woman driver from the early days of the motor-car to the 1942s from the illustrations and literature of the time.

There are 47 works, including contempory advertisments, by various artists which are described and illustrated, most are in colour but there are a couple in black and white. Below are two scans showing the book open. The book has not been forced flat to the platen so the centre is a little indistinct; this is a side effect of the scanning process, All pages are in excellent condition and the art paper is uniformly white

   
Friso Wiegersma  elegantly examines the role of the woman driver from the early days of the motor-car to the 1942s from the illustrations and literature of the time.  

LA BELLE CHAUFFEUSE by Friso Wiegersma Translated by Jan Michael published 1981 V.O.C. Amsterdam, Holland.

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