René Staud

The Aston Martin Book

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Revised Edition

Revised Edition

New edition of the bestseller with extensively revised content: previously unpublished studio recordings and updated texts on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the tradition-rich automobile manufacturer.

Ties in with the successful original edition with two issues and almost 10,000 copies sold, but also with the last René Staud titles: The Jaguar Book (published in autumn 2021 and already reprinted in February 2022) and Mercedes-Benz. The 300 SL Book (published in April 2022)

The special design with a cover printed on hot foil and the large format also make the book a highlight on the outside.

Aston Martin is not only one of the best-known British luxury brands, but with the DB5 and its successors as a James Bond vehicle, it is also firmly anchored in pop culture.

For true aficionados, it was no surprise that the paths of the traditional British brand and the multi-award-winning automotive photographer would cross at some point. Both share a deep passion for exclusive sports cars as well as a keen sense of aesthetics.

Aston Martin's rapid success story began almost exactly 110 years ago with its foundation by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. The brand reached its peak in 1947 under David Brown, whose initials can be found in the legendary models for good reason. Closely linked to racing, the company still pursues the goal of creating road-going racing cars. Aston Martin's history on the racetrack is at least as exciting as the company's history. It ranges from the legendary victory at the Aston Hill Climb in 1914 to the success at Le Mans in 1959 to the entry into Formula 1 from 2021, associated with names such as Stirling Moss or Sebastian Vettel.

But Aston Martin is not only in the fast lane when it comes to technical high performance; thanks to elegant design and luxurious comfort, the automobiles literally sparkle with British understatement. No wonder, then, that no less a person than James Bond has been relying on Aston Martin for his company car since 1964 in Goldfinger.

René Staud, who has photographed models of all relevant (luxury) brands, has a similar charisma in the field of automotive photography. Equipped with his own lighting system, he literally puts his automotive models in the right light and is a master of staging. Like Aston Martin, René Staud is also responsible for some real classics. Among others, teNeues published the bestsellers The Porsche 911 Book, The Jaguar Book - and of course the original edition of The Aston Martin Book.

How well the two harmonise is shown by this high-quality illustrated book, which truly invites you to dream and indulge. Inspiring impressions and concise texts make it possible to immerse oneself in the exciting Aston Martin cosmos and discover many unknown stories. In his foreword, the author and automotive (design) expert Paolo Tumminelli puts it in a nutshell: "No car manufacturer has gone down more often. No other has been resurrected every time. Is that why the logo bears the wings of the phoenix?"

Freshly refuelled with expanded text and stunning new photographs of both old and current models, The Aston Martin Book - Revised Edition is now a fully revised and perfected version of its predecessor.

René Staud
Photographer
Price
€ 80 | $ 125 | £ 75
Pages
272
Images
appr. 160 color photographs
Format
27,5 x 34 cm | 10 5/6 x 13 3/8 in.

Book title
The Aston Martin Book
Subtitle
Revised Edition
Publisher
teNeues Verlag GmbH
Release date
23.9.2022
Format
27,5 x 34 cm | 10 5/6 x 13 3/8 in.
Language
English & German
Pages
272
Images
appr. 160 color photographs
Price
€ 80 | $ 125 | £ 75
Finish / Special Book-Work
Hardcover
Category
Mobility & Motorsport, New releases
ISBN (DE)
978-3-96171-409-4

René Staud was born in Stuttgart in 1951. He started out shooting weddings and reportage before turning to product and advertising photography as his popularity grew. He quickly recognised the need for professional productions and opened his first studio in Stuttgart in 1975. This was soon followed by the open-plan studio in Wendlingen. His big breakthrough came in 1985 with the development of Magicflash®, a lighting system specially designed to meet the needs of studio photography. This innovative area lighting technology was his entry into automotive photography, which he still cultivates at the highest level today.

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