Archive for Author 'Helen Hutchings', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Creative Industries of Detroit

by Leon Dixon

Thousands of projects over several decades came out of Creative, mostly super-secret, and this is the first book about them! Well, some of them, and some of it is necessarily speculative. Still, this book answers questions you couldn’t have known you have.

Telling America’s Story, A History of The Henry Ford

by Miller, Endelman, Braden, Bryk

Henry Ford, the farm boy with a mind for things mechanical, never forgot the values of the rural life that he so comprehensively changed. Collecting the tangible evidence of America’s pre- and early industrial history became his passion and eventually grew into a museum.

Studebaker’s Hidden Treasure

by Mark L. James

These Raymond Loewy-designed cars may have been trendsetters in their day but were and remained peripheral—but nowadays, more are “known” to exist than were ever built. Somebody must think their time has come so prepare yourself by reading up on them!

The Gilmore Car Museum, Miles From the Ordinary

by David O. Lyon

Opened in 1966, the Gilmore todays sits on a 90-acre campus that is also home to other car-related club headquarters, museums, and activities. Visiting it is in the best sense of the word an experience.

Lancia Loraymo And the Loewy Logic of Industrial Design

by Brandes Elitch

From show car to scrap yard to glorious restoration this book unravels the history and mystery of the one-off that was Loewy’s rolling calling card at the 1960 Paris Motor Show to advertise his own brand.

Transatlantic Style | Stile Transatlantico

by Donald Osborne

A new exhibit is coming to the US and this is the catalog. It explores what is superficially thought of as a symbiotic relationship, for a time, in regards to design between two car cultures.

Cunningham: The Passion, The Cars, The Legacy

by Richard Harman

A massive book about the iconic American sportsman whose middle name, Swift, foreshadowed exactly what his life would be all about: going fast, on land and sea and in general.

Studebaker Museum [Two books about_]

Studebaker’s first car was an electric—in 1902 but they quickly switched to gasoline, establishing a reputation for quality and reliability. The innovative Avanti coupe was their last stab at keeping the doors open.

Ford, Henry [Three books about_]

This towering American industrialist did much, said much, thought much. Not everything got recorded right, interpreted right, remembered right. Time for some periodic housekeeping!

Champion of the Lark

by Robert R. Ebert

Clever title: the Champion in 1939 is what informed Churchill’s insistence upon the Lark compact car to guide his company into solvency in the late 1950s. Clever book, too!

The Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild

by John L. Jacobus

Conceived during the Great Depression as a philanthropic project by the Fisher family, the Guild became one of the largest and longest-running youth-oriented design activities ever.

Delage, Styling and Design

by Richard S Adatto and Diana E Meredith

The most challenging aspect of this book is keeping one’s attention focused on the words that are printed on the pages. That’s simply because the images keep pulling you back to look some more. Few can resist the visual feast of those lush, lovely sculpted lines created by the fabled French coachbuilders.