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The Routledge Companion to Automobile Heritage, Culture, and Preservation

Edited by: Barry L. Stiefel , Jennifer Clark

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  December  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138389434
eBook ISBN: 9780429423918
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429423918
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The Routledge Companion to Automobile Heritage, Culture, and Preservation explores automotive heritage, its place in society, and the ways we might preserve and conserve it.

Drawing on contributions from academics and practitioners around the world and comprising six sections, this volume carries the heritage discourse forward by exploring the complex and sometimes intricate place of automobiles within society. Taken as a whole, this book helps to shape how we think about automobile heritage and considers how that heritage explores a range of cultural, intellectual, emotional, and material elements well outside of the automobile body itself. Most importantly, perhaps, it questions how we might better acknowledge the importance of automotive heritage now and in the future.

The Routledge Companion to Automobile Heritage, Culture, and Preservation is unique in that it juxtaposes theory with practice, academic approaches with practical experience, and recognizes that issues of preservation and conservation belong in a broad context. As such, this volume should be essential reading for both academics and practitioners with an interest in automobiles, cultural heritage, and preservation.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Driven heritage Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Preservation education and automotive heritage Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The treatment of historic automobiles and buildings Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Archaeology and the automobile Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The “original car” Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Customized vehicles as material culture Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Thinking before restoration Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Restoring the “unrestored” Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Made in England Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Adaptive reuse Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Motor museums in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Do you wear white gloves when changing a tire? Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Rolling sculpture Download PDF
Chapter  14:  A shared heritage of modernity Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Sociologizing automotive heritage Download PDF
Chapter  16:  What moves us Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Pebble Beach and Barrett-Jackson Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Golden boy in a brave new world Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Car(acter)s in cinematic culture Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Driving in the dark Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Branding an American icon Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Casting values Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Driving patriotism Download PDF
Chapter  24:  From hobby to high end via heritage Download PDF
Chapter  25:  What will remain of automobilism and car culture? Download PDF
Chapter  26:  It’s the end of the car as we know it Download PDF
Chapter  27:  In search of the greenest car  Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Heritage driven Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Afterword Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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