Gasoline

Suggested to me by Florence Rolando, author of Pirouette blog, Gasoline book take us on a journey through one of the most iconic of twentieth century buildings, the gas station. Published by Mack Books, the wonderful book presents 35 archive press images of gas stations taken between 1944 and 1995, collected by writer David Campany. “Gasoline can be read as a cautionary tale about the modern dependence on oil, about news photography, about the shift from film to digital imaging, or as a minor history of car design and vernacular architecture. Marked with the grease pen notations of the newspapers’ art directors, the photos tell of oil shortages, road congestion, crimes, accidents and choking cities”. To know more about tis book, read this interview with David Campany. gasoline_05gasoline_06gasoline_09gasoline_07