Black Beauties is a love letter to the black automobile

Because everything is better in black.
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Photo: teNeues

Photo: teNeues

There's just something about a great car that's swathed in a black exterior. Just think of the Batmobile or a classic Lincoln Contintental and it's just not the same in any other color. Photographer René Staud celebrates the black automobile in the upcoming Black Beauties:

"René Staud is one of the best automotive photographers in the industry, highly sought-after and extremely innovative. He has already published five successful automotive photo books with teNeues, the most recent of which is Mercedes-Benz – The Grand Cabrios & Coupés. And now, René Staud is “back in black.” Like the opening riff of the famous AC/DC song, Black Beauties is predestined to delight little boys and big boys alike. In his consistently compelling images, Staud shows us a series of historic cars painted in the “color” of classical elegance and sporty power: the legendary Alfa Romeo 8C of the 1930s, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, the fastest open-topped production car ever made, and even the “Goddess” Citroën DS. In addition to the gorgeous photos, there are essays by renowned authors about the significance and effect of the “color” black on automotive design. A wonderful photo volume that is anything but colorless!"

$125, teneues.com

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