Book cover of The Car: The Rise and Fall of the Machine that Made the Modern World by Bryan Appleyardby Bryan Appleyard
@BryanAppleyard

A spirited, insightful exploration of our favorite machine and it’s cultural impact on society over the past one hundred and fifty years.

More than any other technology, cars have transformed American popular culture. Cars have created vast wealth as well as novel dreams of freedom and mobility. They have transformed our sense of distance and made the world infinitely more available to our eyes and our imaginations. They have inspired cinema, music and literature; they have, by their need for roads, bridges, filling stations, huge factories and global supply chains, re-engineered the world. Almost everything we now need, want, imagine or aspire to assumes the existence of cars in all their limitless power and their complex systems of meanings.

Interview with the Author

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#104: Bryan Appleyard – “The Car”
11/15/22           55 min


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