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From the very first 300SL to its 2011 successor SLS, this iconic sports car shows how engineering can claim the status of fine art. Who better to document this parade of automotive milestones than Rene Staud? After all, his atmospheric images enrapture the hearts and imaginations of car connoisseurs everywhere. Building on the success of his Mercedes-Benz SL calendars, this title is a love song to an exceptional car - long the favorite of celebrities such as Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Alfred Hitchcock. Each carefully staged photograph showcases the sculpted curves and precise details - all while capturing the thrills of this ultimate ride.
This hardcover book measures 12 inches by 15 inches. Published April 15, 2012.
German publisher teNeues creates eye candy for design lovers, producing sexy coffee-table books that capture the worlds of art, travel, fashion, photography, and architecture. Founded more than 50 years ago as an offset print shop, the company initially gained recognition for its high-end photo calendars; it eventually moved into greeting cards and art posters before starting its own imprint in 1995. Today, the family-owned publishing firm issues more than 60 products a year, with titles ranging from Backstage Dior to Luxury Living New York.