Daneet Steffens
August 09, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Roadworks

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Linda McCartney
genre
Coffee Table, Music

We gave it a B

Linda McCartney’s newest addition to coffee-tabledom takes readers on an extended road trip, one that starts in the late 1960s, travels well into the ’90s, and stretches from Scotland to California. As unobtrusive as the photographer taking them, the images in Roadworks reveal a nostalgic yearning for a world with few boundaries: Kids are captured at play in both England and Jamaica; sleek American highways are juxtaposed with earthy Greek beaches; and a truck laden with tires gets the same rich treatment as a glamorous vintage car. McCartney, who captured many of the 160 snaps from behind the wheel of her car, rolls to a close with shots of roadies, fans, and, finally, her husband, the ex-Beatle glancing, appropriately, into a rearview mirror. B

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