Archive for Items Categorized 'Art, Artists and Design', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Christopher Deakes & Tom Stanley
Relive a distinctive era in the history of transportation by, literally, sneaking a peek over peoples’ shoulders into their letters home or “notes to self.”
by Ranulf Rayner
Lovely paintings of that crucial event, that exact moment on which a race may have turned are accompanied by a lively history of the men and their “ladies” (the boats!) that vied for the “Auld Mug” over the last 150 years.
by Stefan Hartmaier (editor)
A trilingual story of a German inventor/artist/poet who wants to fly—by means of a human-powered flying bicycle or strapping wings to his back. Don’t laugh. It’s a sad story. Or is it?
by Norm Darwin
The automotive industry is one of the most significant Australian industries of the twentieth century. It began around 1895—and only now is there a comprehensive account of the design side of it, not just overall styling but component/industrial design.
by Malte Jürgens, photos by Michel Zumbrunn
Based on a 2009 museum exhibit in Germany this lavishly photographed book presents 25 important exponents of the theory and practice of making cars aerodynamically efficient—a problem that is still not solved.
Andrew McCredie & Paula Reisner
Having the good sense to work with skilled designers, Reisner turned out five attention-getting cars in 13 years. Half a century later Intermeccanica still turns out high-quality hand-built vehicles.
by Ron Miller
The moon and the stars and rocketships and, yes, aliens—here are examples of how artists throughout history and based on the scientific knowledge of their day have imagined that Final Frontier.
by Alfredo Marcantonio, David Abbott, John O’Driscoll
Hindsight is everything. What is now considered one of the greatest ad campaigns EVER was dismissed at the time by the very man who hatched it as a total mistake!
by Leonardo Fioravanti
From junior stylist to Managing Director at Pininfarina, high-level positions at Fiat and Ferrari, his own design-engineering-architecture firm—this fabulously illustrated book offers rich detail of a rich life.
by Oliver Winterbottom
After a half century of design—and not only cars—there are stories to tell, insights to share, and a new generation to motivate. You may have never heard of Winterbottom but this book delivers.
by Jim Wilberg
Not only are 44 examples of Smith’s award-winning paintings shown and described but a dozen learned WW I specialists offer insights into airplanes, historic events, and the challenges of doing proper research.
by Ruth Artmonsky and Susie Cox
After 175 years of plying the seas, there’s a story to be had. From paddle steamers hauling mail to today’s cruise ships, P&O made the world a smaller place. This fantastically well illustrated book will absorb you.