The Stunning Car Photos That Capture the 20th Century

By Alastair Sooke
BBC Culture

As well as documenting the production of the automobile, Autophoto examines the impact of the motorcar upon the landscape: the exhibition is full of images of seemingly endless highways and gridlocked roads. For instance, a photograph from 2004, by the Canadian Edward Burtynsky, presents the awesome, spiralling form of a complex highway interchange in Shanghai, in the manner of a Romantic painting depicting the grandeur of the ‘sublime’ natural world. 

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