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- 07:00 pm, December 30, 2011
The picture-led biography chronicles McQueen's passion for all things internal-conbustion powered.
The life of Steve McQeen is already a well-documented one but the new book "Steve McQueen: A Passion for Speed" is a stunning collection of photographs of the star/racer/actor from his era at work, at play and on the race track. Written by Frederic Brun and published by Motorbooks USA and Canada, this coffee table book provides a window in the remarkable life of McQueen that is documented through a variety and extensive collection of photographs.
Writer Brun introduces McQueen in an 11-page essay before presenting his life in five chapters - The Pursuit of Speed, The Body as a Tuned Machine, Speed and the Silver Screen, Racing is Life and McQueen's Garage. The five sections cover all aspects of McQueen's life, beginning with his hubcap-stealing teenage days and ending with the posthumous sale at auction of many of his vehicles. The well-chosen, never-seen-before snaps of McQueen take us in an engaging detail through the numerous movies and races the icon has been a part of. The images, which have been reproduced on matte paper gives a real 'behind the scenes' feel to the document and depicts the essence of Steve McQueen and what made him tick.
First Published on 07:00 pm, December 30, 2011
Gauri 'Cookie' Lokare
The mandatory female biker in the team loves speed and suffers heavily from wanderlust. When she isn't riding or driving, she is catching up on world cinemas, solving sudoko or is making solo travel plans for her next adventure. Spain, check. France, check. Half of the world, check. Next stop: Africa. Tough cookie, this one.