Title Information

Records for not-yet-published titles do not include subject classifications. To initiate an order, see the instructions at the bottom of the page.

MR. RADLEY DRIVES TO VIENNA: A ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST CROSSING THE ALPS, 1913 & 2013 -- JOHN KENNEDY. Hirmer Verlag, Munich, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 152 pp. with 106 ills. (44 col.) and 84 reference ills. (39 col.). 29 x 28 cm. ISBN 9783777423463 Bilingual in English and German.
Publisher's description: Have you ever dreamed of taking a road trip in a Rolls-Royce? Although that dream is out of reach for most of us, with this book, you almost can -- and with an enchanting twist. John Kennedy's book is built around an album of photographs that were taken in May and June 1913 as famed English aviator James Radley drove his Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost from London to Vienna as part of the famous Osterreichische Alpenfahrt, a grueling route that required drivers to traverse 1,650 miles -- and nineteen mountain passes -- in a mere seven days. Remarkably, both the car and the photo album survived, which allowed photographer John Kennedy to re-create the entire journey a century later -- and re-take the photographs in the identical locations. The resulting book is truly unique: a record of time and change, of mountainous beauty and motoring enthusiasm, and, of course, of the never-ending allure of a Rolls-Royce.
Artist(s):Kennedy, John
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1900-1945, Post-2000 — Photography
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 164898
Hardcover $35.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

Select titles for ordering by clicking in the boxes to the left of the title entries and then click on the "Add to Cart" button below. You will then be able to specify quantities and continue with your order.

NOTE: The shopping cart will expire after 2 hours of inactivity.