Carrozzieri Italian/Italian Coachbuilders

I maestri dello stile/ The masters of style

Author: Elvio Deganello

Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore

ISBN: 9788879116572

Category: Transportation

Page: 408

View: 9392

For more than a half century Italian body builders were the leaders of world style, generating creativity, a trend towards innovation and an ability of execution that appears super-human today. The aesthetic values and technology expressed by their work transmitted Italian culture and genius across the globe. Their creations were multiplied in millions of examples, influencing taste and trends in car design, among other things, in every corner of the world. But in spite of the dimensions and importance of their work, the Italian body stylists were often undervalued. This book brings together the profiles of no fewer than 36 of the best known stylists in the history of Italian car design: they include Allemano, Bertone, Castagna, Ghia, Pininfarina, Touring, Vignale and Zagato. The story of each one of them is told through the extraordinary wealth of their iconographic patrimony, most of which have never been published.The body stylists appearing in this book are: Allemano, Balbo, Bertone, Boano, Boneschi, Castagna, Colli, Ellena, Fantuzzi, Fissore, Francis Lombardi, Frua, Garavini, Ghia, ItalDesign, Lotti, Michelotti, Monterosa, Monviso, Moretti, Motto, OSI, Pininfarina, Riva, Savio, Sala, Scaglietti, Scioneri, Siata, Sibona, Sportscar/Piero Drogo, Stabilimenti Farina, Touring, Vignale, Viotti, Zagato.
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Jensen V8

The Complete Story of the American-Powered Cars

Author: Mark Dollery

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 178500123X

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

View: 8493

The story of Jensen favouring American V8 power began during the 1930s, with the building of their first prototype car. Although this pre-war period was short-lived, this would be the start of what was to eventually become one of the company's main trademarks - the V8 engine. This new book examines the C-V8, Interceptor and FF models as well as Jensen's use of Chrysler, Ford and General Motors engines. The history, design, development and production of these cars is covered and the book is illustrated with 300 colour photographs.
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Illustrated Dictionary of Automobile Body Styles, 2d ed.

Author: Lennart W. Haajanen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786499184

Category: Transportation

Page: 196

View: 5433

Cars today fit a fairly small number of body types--sedan, coupe, station wagon, SUV, hatchback and a few others. The meanings of these familiar terms have changed over the decades as automotive design has evolved. Along the way, a greater number of earlier body types have fallen out of use and become historical curiosities. Who today can identify a charabanc, a dos-a-dos or even a phaeton? In this expanded second edition, the dictionary defines with clear line drawings all distinct body types from the early days of the automobile, many of which were derived from established models of horse-drawn vehicles. Entries describe popular types and variations from different countries and time periods. Subtypes and subtle distinctions are explained and common misuses of terms and designations are clarified.
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Ferrari

A Complete Guide to All Models

Author: Leonardo Acerbi

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760325506

Category: Transportation

Page: 404

View: 7316

For nearly 60 years, Ferrari has built the sports cars which fire enthusiasts' dreams. This book catalogs the Maranello factory's output: more than 180 designs are illustrated with both artworks and photographs. Organized in chronological order and subdivided into touring, sport cars, and Formula One single-seaters, each design has its own technical specification and a text that details the principle engineering and sports successes. The work is complemented by a listing detailing all the key victories in more than 50 years of racing.--From publisher description.
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Giorgetto Giugiaro

The Genius of Design

Author: Giuliano Molineri

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847845316

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 4820

The definitive monograph on the work of one of the world's most celebrated car designers. This is the first monograph published on one of the most renowned automotive designers of our time, Giorgetto Giugiaro, who was named Car Designer of the Century in December 1999 and inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2002. The book explores Giugiaro's creative background--he comes from a family of painters and musicians--and the technical and engineering skills he cultivated with his partner Aldo Mantovani, cofounder of his company, Italdesign. He is noted for such iconic concept cars as the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta, De Tomaso Mangusta, Maserati Ghibli, Iso Grifo, Lamborghini Calà, and Ferrari GG50.
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Museo Storico Alfa Romeo

The Catalogue

Author: Lorenzo Ardizio

Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore

ISBN: 9788879116350

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 6346

An event as significant for Alfa Romeo enthusiasts as the reopening of the marque's historic museum at Arese - held on 24 June 2015, the day on which Alfa celebrates its 105th anniversary - could hardly not be celebrated with a book. The official catalogue of the new museum represents an opportunity to review the history of the marque and above all to accompany the reader/visitor around the new exhibition layout in which the cars have been thematically grouped and subdivided. The glorious racing cars (from the P2 to the 33 in all their variants, through to the less successful cars that competed in F1) are brought together under the section VELOCITA' introduced by Alfa Romeo driver Nino Vaccarella, while cars such as the 1759, 8C 2900, 6C 2500, 1900, Giulietta and Alfetta, along with the most recent production models, illustrate the most important episodes in the Biscione's industrial history in the TIMELINE section - introduced by American journalist Nick Czap. The section BELLEZZA - introduced by designer Lorenzo Ramaciotti, head of Style for the Fiat Group for years - focuses on the undisputed protagonists being cars such as the 33 Stradale, the Carabo and the Nuvola, milestones in the evolution of automotive styling. A specific chapter also features all those models that do not appear in the exhibition. The catalogue is therefore an indispensable instrument for all those visiting this authentic temple of history, technology and culture.
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Touring

Masterpieces of Style

Author: Luciano Greggio

Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore Srl

ISBN: 9788879116770

Category: Transportation

Page: 168

View: 8103

The fascinating history of Touring, a name of absolute excellence among the creators of Italian car bodies, told through a wealth of illustrations and brief texts. From the early 1930s until the mid-60s, Touring created true works of art. In that period, Touring brought to life its unforgettable Superleggera, cars of extraordinary fascination and elegance that were always the descendants of in-depth aerodynamic studies. Their client list became longer from 1947, with other customers, including Ferrari and the iconic 166 barchetta, Maserati with the extraordinary 3500 GT, Aston Martin, Lancia and Lamborghini. That brilliant trend came to a close in 1966, when Touring was forced to close, only to return 40 years later when the Touring Superleggera returned to spawn a new generation of one-offs.
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Il Cavallino Nel Cuore

Autobiography of a designer

Author: Leonardo Fioravanti

Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore Srl

ISBN: 9788879116220

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 1386

For the first time, one of the major names in Italian car design tells his story from the beginning; from when he made his first sketches on paper, unbeknown to his parents and not only of cars, to reaching a point at which his name became synonymous with some of the best known and most important cars on the international front. In his 23-year career at Pininfarina, Leonardo Fioravanti, who was first a designer and architect, then managing director and director general of 'Studi & Ricerche' department, created some of the most beautiful Ferraris of all time; they ranged from the 1965 250 LM sports coupe Speciale to the immortal 1968 Daytona through to the 1975 308 GTB and GTS and the 1984 288 GTO, as well as the P5 and P6 of 1968. While continuing his Ferrari essay during his Pininfarina career, Fioravanti also guided the creation of numerous other projects, among them the Dino road car, the 1980 Pinin four-door prototype and went on to the 1984 Testarossa and the 1987 F40. He worked for the Fiat Group from 1988 until 1991, during which time he took on the roles of deputy director general of Ferrari, later became responsible for advanced design CRF and then head of the Fiat Styling Centre. In 1987, he founded Fioravanti srl, an architectural studio, and in 1991 he extended his services to industry, in particular the design of means of transport. Images of an epoch, designs from his own personal archive never previously seen and, above all, a passionate first person account. Those are the key elements of this outstanding book which, through the creations of Leonardo Fioravanti, covers over 50 years of the history of automobile style and culture.
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Zagato

Masterpieces of style

Author: Luciano Greggio

Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore Srl

ISBN: 9788879116701

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 2452

It was in 1919 that Ugo Zagato established Carrozzeria U. Zagato & C., a business that acquired great fame in just a few years among the numerous car manufacturers of the period, first of all Alfa Romeo, which entrusted the Milanese body stylist with designing and building the body of the unforgettable 6C 1750, as it did its 8C 2900 that appeared in the '30s. From then on, the famous marque became synonymous with style - not only in Italy - designing a series of masterpieces including the Lancia Aprilia Sport, the various Panoramic cars of the immediate post-war period, the Aston Martin DB4, the Alfa Romeo SZ and TZ, the Lancias Fulvia, Flavia and Flaminia and many more. From the '90s Zagato re-emerged as an atelier, designing small production run cars and sometimes one-offs for its wealthy clients. Luciano Greggio, the automobile historian, covers the fascinating story of this prestigious body stylist and has also written other books in the series as well as Zagato. The series, to be published soon, includes books on Touring, Bertone, Pininfarina, Giugiaro and Vignale & Ghia.
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Zagato Milano 1919 - 2014

Author: N.A

Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore

ISBN: 9788879116114

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 7468

A newly updated and revised edition of the book Zagato-Milano 1919-2009 that appeared in 2009 for the 90th anniversary of the marque. In 2014, Zagato - a name closely associated with both the history of motor racing and the history of automotive style - celebrated its 95th anniversary. Ugo Zagato founded "Carrozzeria U. Zagato & C." in 1919. Within just a few years, the company had achieved fame among performance car manufacturers, beginning with Alfa Romeo, who gave the Milanese stylist the task of building the body for the unforgettable 6C 1750 and the 8C 2900 in the 1930's. Zagato's reputation continued to grow after the Second World War, when there appeared in sequence the Fiat 8V, the Alfa Romeo SZs and almost all the Lancia sports coupés. Zagato Milano 1919 - 2014 recounts the company's extraordinary story of technology and style, sub-divided into decades and told in short passages of text illustrated by an outstanding collection of beautiful archival photography. Including color profiles of all Zagato, from the S.V.A. 5 bi-plane used by Gabriele D'Annunzio for his flight to Vienna in 1918 to the latest concept cars.
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Bellissima !

Author: Ken Gross,Robert Cumberford,Winston Goodfellow

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847847519

Category: Automobiles

Page: 176

View: 2286

A beautifully designed volume devoted to the most collectible and rare mid-century Italian cars and motorcycles. Bellissima! presents some of the most breathtaking Italian-designed automobiles and motorcycles of the post-World War II era, a series of visionary designs that thrilled the world and signaled a period of remarkable industrial rebirth. All-new photographs featuring pioneering masterpieces by Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and others trace a remarkable lineage of design that captivated buyers and greatly influenced mid-century industrial design, architecture, aeronautics, furniture, and fashion. Created for the privileged few, these luxurious, custom-built machines embodied speed, style, and grace and exhibited a level of artistry and craftsmanship unparalleled at the time.Texts by noted automotive writers illuminate the history of this period and the impact of these designs, covering such themes as berlinetta coupes, aerodynamics, advanced mid-engine cars, wedge-shaped automobiles, and coachwork designs for domestic and non-Italian automakers.Today, Italian-designed cars from this era are among the most highly valued automobiles in existence. More than half a century after their construction, they continue to intrigue and excite all who see them.
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Streamlined Dreams

Ten Amazing Unbuilt Automobile Designs, 1916-1939

Author: Jared A Zichek

Publisher: Retromechanix Productions

ISBN: 9780996875424

Category:

Page: N.A

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This book presents beautiful full color art of ten of the most amazing unbuilt streamlined auto projects of the interwar era, including a torpedo-like race car with periscopes; teardrop passenger cars; rocket-powered winged autos; Harry Miller's LSR dream car; an aircraft-like three-wheel GP car; and a pair of futuristic Nazi record vehicles.
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TVR

The Complete Story

Author: John Tipler

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781852237967

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 8930

The full company history, from Trevor Wilkinson's initial optimism, the near disasterous move to a wedge shape, to the present day under Peter Wheeler. Covers the development of the cars and looks in detail at the factory, the staff, the design process, the creation of the chassis and bodies, and the care that goes into the manufacture of each car. Includes full technical specs for all TVR models.
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The Pininfarina Book

Author: Günther Raupp

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832732349

Category:

Page: 304

View: 5536

What is innovation? The dictionary defines it as "renewal through the use of new processes and technologies." In advertising, everything is an innovation. But what is truly innovative? Since 1930, the Pininfarina design firm of Turin, Italy, has been answering that question. This is where the Cistalia 202 was developed, the first vehicle to be added to MoMA's permanent collection. The list goes on: the interior of the new stadium for Juventus Turin, the Nash Healey Spider seen in Billy Wilder's Sabrina, and the legendary Ferrari Dino 246 and Ferrari Testarossa. However, Pininfarina is not resting on its laurels, but blasting full speed ahead into the future with an expanded portfolio while honoring its heritage. Whether it's a solution for sustainable mobility, interior designs, or household gadgets, all Pininfarina projects bear an unmistakable signature. To visually celebrate the history and influence of Pininfarina, there is no one better suited than a man who has made his own unmistakable mark on automotive photography.Gunther Raupp has spent 30 years photographing cars for Ferrari's official calendars, which enjoy a cult following among the experts. He has two successful books with teNeues, the most recent being The Ferrari Book. As a star photographer and connoisseur of industrial design, Raupp showcases a company that embodies true italianita.
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BMW

Author: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch,Hartmut Lehbrink,Jochen Von Osterroth

Publisher: Hf Ullmann

ISBN: 9780841671638

Category: Transportation

Page: 383

View: 6376

An encyclopedia and history of the legendary Munich-based automobile company with more than 500 exquisite color photographsupdated and revised! The sign of the white and blue propeller circle has signified BMW since the 1930s: sporty, dynamic, radiating brilliance, with timeless elegance and a renowned racing history. The mention of BMW brings to mind legendary cars, but the name BMW also stands for attempts to lend mobility to a wide class of buyers. In a historical overview, this book first tells the legendary history of the Bavarian automobile firm and goes back to its beginning, the traces of which are lost in the darkness of the First World War. Following this, individual models are introduced by means of articles and excellent color photography
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The Dashboard Book

American Automobile Dashboards

Author: Wayne Moore

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539390442

Category:

Page: 204

View: 5550

JAY LENO says "The Dashboard Book" is a "Good read" and "I really liked it". It is the definitive full color illustrated history of the American automobile dashboard. More than 400 color photographs and more than 160 different cars are included. The first chapters include the elegant Curved Dash Oldsmobile of 1901/07, Sears mail order Motor Buggy, Ford's Model T, air cooled Franklins, early Cadillacs, Buick's 1914 Torpedo Touring, Auburn, Duesenburg, Pierce Arrow, Essex, Hudson, Lincoln, LaSalle, Chevrolet, 1936 Cord, and my visit to Jay Leno's garage and his 1934 Airflow. The early chapters also include the evolution of dashboards from simple wooden boards of the carriage and buggy styles to development of the firewall, cowl, and instrument panels of the early 1900's to the conflicting cockpit and living room styles of the 1920's and to the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne styles of the 1930's. Later chapters include cars from the 40's 50's and 60's including models from Studebaker and the Avanti, Ford, Mercury, Lincoln,Plymouth, Dodge, Desoto, Chrysler, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Corvette, Mustang, Pontiac GTO, the Tucker, Oldsmobile, Jay Leno's Nash, Rambler, and more. An exterior photo of every car accompanies each dashboard photo and description. Throughout, the styling of dashboards is related to the styling trends of auto exteriors. Early instrumentation is also discussed as is the influence of the first affordable closed car. Brief histories and descriptions of dashboard accessories and controls like the cigar lighter, ashtrays, glove boxes, radios, a cigarette dispenser, tissue dispensers, and a glove box mini bar, and windshield wipers are also included as well as a full Works Cited and list of auto museums visited.
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Creative Industries of Detroit

The Untold Story of Detroit's Secret Concept Car Builder

Author: Leon Dixon

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613252137

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 9986

As America entered the postwar 1950s a resurgence by the auto manufacturers enabled them to create the most eccentric and extravagant automobiles of all time. Fierce competition between designers from General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, and independents such as Packard all turned to one car builder nestled firmly in America's bustling automotive mecca to help design the most elaborate prototype and concept cars ever: Creative Industries of Detroit. Author Leon Dixon's comprehensive account chronicles the greatest automotive achievements constructed at Creative Industries of Detroit. The careers of the company's founder, Fred Johnson, and his successor, Rex Terry, are examined to show how two former Chrysler employees led the most diverse automotive firm in all of Detroit. Dream cars created and examined in great detail include the Ford Atmos-FX, Mercury XM-800, Dodge Granada, Packard Balboa, Packard Panthers, Packard Request, Ford Mystere, Corvette Corvair, Dodge Daytona, Plymouth Superbird, Delorean, and many more. An amazing amount of hardware was constructed, each make separate from the other, and with a high level of secrecy. Creative Industries of Detroit: The Untold Story of Detroit's Secret Concept Car Builder offers the most exhaustive and complete account of the 40-plus-year history creating dream, prototype, concept, and one-off cars from Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1950 Presidential Lincoln Limousine to the 1993 Mustang Mach III concept cars. This all-inclusive book is the first-ever on the subject, and features behind-the-scenes images and interviews never published before. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}
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