Archive for Items Categorized 'Art, Artists and Design', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Berlinetta ‘50s: Rare Italian Coupés of the Fifties

by Christian Descombes, photos by Xavier de Nombel

What makes Italian cars distinctly “Italian” is an evergreen subject and this book offers 37 examples of the sporting variety of La bella macchina to make the point that art (design) nourishes the soul.

Ask the Man Who Owns One: An Illustrated History of Packard Advertising

by Arthur W. Einstein Jr.

Even if this book were only about the advertising, as the subtitle suggests, it would be a most interesting addition to the literature because in terms of esthetics and message Packard’s advertising was no less distinctive than its cars and is certainly worthy of an in-depth look.

Cruise O Matic: Automobile Advertising of the 1950s

by Yasutoshi Ikuta

Relive an exuberant period in American auto history through ads that are as flamboyant as the cars.

Ed “Big Daddy” Roth: His Life, Times, Cars, and Art

by Pat Ganahl

There was a time when Roth might have been refused entry to Amelia Island—no beatniks allowed. Just kidding, but the fact that the 2018 AIC is featuring Roth’s cars demonstrates a change in thinking. This book tells the story of Roth, his creations and his cultural significance.

To Boldly Go, Twenty-Six Vehicle Designs That Dared to Be Different

by Graham Hull

A clever book by a clever man, a chief stylist at a blueblood automaker. Learn to look beyond the obvious and why even industry types sometimes/often “misunderstand” a car.

The Story of The America’s Cup 1851–2013

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.

Kayser, Driving Crazy

If you could only feel this book cover you’d know right away this book is up to something. If you like photography and book design and graphic novels, go find a copy.

British Aviation Posters: Art, Design and Flight

by Scott Anthony and Oliver Green

Illustrated with advertising posters and photos, this book explores the 90-year history of Britain’s national airline from rickety biplane to the Concorde and its place in the world.

The Art of Gordon Crosby

by Peter Garnier

This prolific illustrator was held in wide regard but little had been recorded of his life. When this book was first published in 1978 it was the first attempt at organizing the snippets of fact and sort out the hearsay.

Pontiac Concept & Show Cars

by Don Keefe

Pontiac was once an important test bed for new ideas and this book by an expert’s expert covers almost 70 years of concept cars and traces their influence on production models.

Mask

by Luciano Rigolini

A book without words. Audience participation required, otherwise the book will just waste 1.5 inches of shelf space. It’ll still look good, and with this kernel of wisdom you’re already in the thick of things.

David Kimble’s Cutaways: Techniques and the Stories Behind the Art

by David Kimble

If you read about cars, you have seen Kimble’s work. His brilliant cutaways invite/require hours of study and really do show things no one could see this way on their own. Here he explains how he does it.