René Staud, the grand seignior of automotive photography, has published a new illustrated book. In his coffee-table book "Black Beauties", the automotive photographer devotes himself entirely to the colour black. In this extraordinarily illustrated book, Staud takes car lovers on a journey through time and presents the top models of the world's greatest sports car brands. From the legendary Alfa Romeo 8C from the 1930s to the declared goddess Citroën DS to the fastest open-top series sports car, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, the star photographer demonstrates the aesthetics that the colour black lends a car.
Staud's photographs are characterised by his trademark striking style and uniquely showcase the classic elegance and sporting potency of the vehicles. But this impressive illustrated book does not only inspire with its great photos. The texts are by Jürgen Lewandrowski, a luminary in automotive journalism and author of over 90 books on the subject. In addition, comments by Andrea Zagato (CEO Zagato), Gorden Wagener (head of design Mercedes) and Stephen Bayley (journalist and design critic) are included to provide the reader with specific insider knowledge from the industry.
The coffee-table book "Black Beauties" is an exciting homage to the most beautiful sports cars of our time. Anyone who loves design, power and technology will enjoy picking up this illustrated book again and again.