No longer the standard of fleet services / police forces / taxi companies, who owns these extremely utilitarian cars? This car’s steel wheels are painted green – did the owner choose this car for its style?
Evening light in late November catches on lengthy strips of chrome – The styling might have looked extremely plain in its day, but today you can see how Detroit designers still drew their cars with “painted faces” and made-up with brightwork.
the slight curve of the sides
Embellishments, though small, have continuity with a school of design in Detroit that traces back to the 1930s and boomed in the 1950s.
Each person casts a different light on a car and no car is categorically plain or extravagant. This Chevrolet is both exceedingly bland and superficially overdrawn. Do you and I see the same car at all?
“You who read me, are You sure of understanding my language?” – Borges, “The Library of Babel”, Labyrinths