Archive for Items Categorized 'Art, Artists and Design', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
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.
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.
by Yasutoshi Ikuta
Relive an exuberant period in American auto history through ads that are as flamboyant as the cars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.