Alexander Lendrum

Editorial curator, born and raised in Hong Kong

A Photographic Tribute to Two Different Centuries of Car Design

Whether or not you’re a car person, it’s pretty safe to say that anyone is able to appreciate the difference in car design coming from two different centuries. From the 20th century’s elaborate, voluptuous and oftentimes heavy-set classics to the 21st century’s more streamlined, ergonomic and tech savvy innovations, there’s a clear distinction–as with most design coming from the two ages–that will have some people leaning more towards the vintage, and other towards the modern.

In a bid to celebrate both ends of the spectrum The Cartier Foundation has brought on the talents of photographers from around the world, as well as dug up archival material, with works from the likes of Juergen Teller, Jacques Henri Lartigue, William Eggleston, Peter Lippmann, and Oscar Fernando Gomez, to capture their own interpretation of appreciating car design. Some more abstract than others, and most resulting in captivating vibrancy, the series is a great way to not just appreciate the chronicling of the evolution of automobile aesthetics, but to see just how cars are perceived and used the world over. Check out the images throughout.

Alexander Lendrum

Editorial curator, born and raised in Hong Kong

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