The Art of the Formula 1 Race Car : New edition

Photography by James Mann

Formula 1: the pinnacle of motorsports. This is the world’s most popular form of racing, featuring the world’s greatest drivers competing in the most technologically advanced cars ever created, machines designed and built by some of history’s most brilliant engineering minds.

For Art of the Formula 1 Race Car, master automotive photographer James Mann has brought a selection of these spectacular machines into the studio, and through his lens we see not just the engineering brilliance of these cars but also their inherent beauty. They are works of art, the fascinating results of Formula 1’s mix of competition, creativity, and human ingenuity.

With historical and technological profiles by Formula 1 writer Stuart Codling, and commentary from multiple-championship-winning designer Gordon Murray, this book is the ultimate homage to the ultimate breed of race car.

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Form Follows Function: The Art of the Super Car

For Art of the Super Car, renowned automotive photographer James Mann brings 20 of the world’s most beautiful and desirable super cars into the studio. Removed from their ordinary environment and shot on black backgrounds, the photographer’s lens reveals not just the engineering brilliance of these cars, but also the inherent beauty in their form and details.

Classic and new models from the world’s most famous marques, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Maserati, Aston Martin, and others will be featured.

With historical and technical profiles by Stuart Codling and commentary by leading automotive designers, Art of the Super Car is a must-have for any automotive enthusiast’s library.

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These full price copies are signed by James Mann. Reviews “If supercars are your thing, it doesn’t get much better than this.” –EVO, 1st February 2012 “Superb studio pics and crisp, informative text make this a must-read for super car alficianados. –Autosport, 19th January 2012 “this must-have book boasts superb photography and a commentary from McLaren designer Frank Stephenson.” –Daily Express, 21st January 2012 4/5 Delicious images and an engaging style –Top Marques, April 2012


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The Art of Ducati

Over 60 years ago a small company called Ducati began manufacturing simple,inexpensive 50cc motorcyles in Bologna,Italy. Since then,Ducati has evolved into one of the most successful names in motorcycling. In the Art of Ducati , Ducati expert Ian Falloon teams up with James Mann to present a gorgeously illustrated,thoughtfully curated review of more than six decades of Ducati excitement.

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The Art of Ducati book by James Mann and Ian Falloon for delivery only in the UK


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Goodwood Revival Classic Images mounted prints

When the morning dawned bright and beautiful on that first Goodwood Circuit Revival meeting we all knew we were at the start of something special.

I decided to shoot with my 1955 Linhof Technika  large format film camera throughout the weekend but hadn’t realized how tricky it was going to be. The camera uses individual sheets of film 5 X 4 inches in size and is heavy and ungainly to work.

I used Polaroid Type 55 which, although an instant black and white print film, produces a very fine quality negative. It’s only 50 ASA  which is slow by modern standards and I wanted to use the whole frame with the ragged edges to give the period feel to the images so framing each images carefully was vital. Focusing is performed under a hood viewing the image upside down.Aperture and shutter speed are then set and the lens is closed down.The film is loaded and without being able to see through the lens you shoot, one frame. If you miss it ….tough.

My most memorable images were exhibited at both Goodwood and at the Royal Automobile Club at the ten year anniversary in 2008 but this is the first time I have released a series of mounted prints of these images from the that first decade. Each image is printed on a Heidelberg lithographic press using 150 gm archival paper mounted and captioned in art board with signed and numbered authenticity certificate on the back.

Six different images are currently available mounted at 12 x 14′ (30.5 x 36cms) Please contact me to see them all. Limited edition of 50 pieces each. Discounts are available for sets of three or all six

Framing is also available at various prices depending on choice

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Art of the Formula One Calendar Race Car 2024

This 16-month calendar, highlights 13 of the most exciting F1 race cars from 70-plus years of competition, captured in the studio portraits of master automotive photographer James Mann.

The photographs in The Art of the Formula 1 Race Car 2024 showcase greats such as Ferrari, McLaren, Williams, Lotus, Brabham, Mercedes, and more, portraying the vehicles’ engineering and technological brilliance and also their inherent beauty—the captivating result of Formula 1’s mix of competition, creativity, and technical ingenuity that makes these racers works of mechanical art.

This 12″ × 12″ wall calendar includes a convenient opening page showing the months of September, October, November, and December 2023, followed by individual pages for the months of 2024.

Keep yourself on track throughout the year while enjoying Formula 1’s most intriguing and successful race cars from the 1950s to today.

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