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Stars & Sportscars

Stars & Sportscars
Gentlemen-Racer, Jetset, Rennsport-Adel. An illustrated book from Marianne Princess zu Sayn-Wittgenstein. 176 pages with 47 coloured and 71 b&w illustrations, size: 297 x 280, binding: hardcover with dust jacket, language: English and German
This coffee table book gives an exclusive insight in the most exciting history of motorsport. Marianne Princess Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn seized the moments and let her camera talk. The right place, at the right time. With a perfect sense for the blink of an eye and its composition.
The result: large-sized racing photographs from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, report and contemporary document at the same time. Just because the Princess knew how to catch the mood and capturing it - right in the secret VIP areas and as well apart from the racetracks.
After an exciting talk with the Princess about Photography the viewer enjoys unseen insights from the greatest racetracks of this world and famous people on it: from Nürburgring to Spa, from Monza to the Mille Miglia. The opulent coffee table book ends with a very personal view of the Princess from her son Prince Peter Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn.
Marianne Princess Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn was born 1919 in Salzburg, Austria. „Manni“, her beloved nickname within in the high-society, is a great-great-great-grandchild of the austrian empress Maria Theresia. The Photographer has taken pictures of international celebrities since 50 years. Hollywood stars like Steve Martin, Dennis Hopper and Arnold Schwarzenegger as well as choirmaster Leonard Bernstein and James Levine, Head of States, ministers and economy bosses like Henry Ford or cigar-legend Zino Davidoff.