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Automobile designs go on display in Miami museum

on Wednesday,October 14,2009 21:10

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The Wolkfsonian-Florida International University museum in Miami Beach has launched a new exhibit devoted to the conceptual drawings and designs of cars that will run through March.

Titled Styled for the Road: The Art of Automobile Design, 1908-1948, will present more than 80 marketing images and schematic drawings rendered in pencil by industrial designers, architects and craftsmen that chronicle the evolution of the American car and the resulting effect on pop culture.

"I would hope that somebody would walk away from this with (knowledge) that almost everything in their life is designed by somebody ... and would be appreciative of the role that design plays," claims Fred Sharf, who donated many of the pieces on display, in an interview with the Associated Press.

The exhibit will also include conceptual drawing of gas stations and highway connections to emphasize the automobiles impact on everyday life.

The Wolfsonian Museum will also be offering a series of lectures from more contemporary automotive designers throughout the six-month run of the exhibition.

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