Archive for Items Categorized 'Italian', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
You know it when you see it—which is the whole point of heritage cars like Mini, Bettle, and Fiat 500. How do the designers and brand managers—and even the engineers—go about extracting the DNA of a past success? This book shows it.
by Mauro Forghieri & Daniele Buzzonetti
The youngest, the longest-serving, and the most successful Ferrari engineer to date speaks candidly of his life working on some of the most iconic sports and racing cars. A long-overdue and much-needed book.
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 Alessandro Sannia
Most people only know Moretti beer—no connection to the coachbuilder and constructor of all sorts of interesting mechanical things. This is the first complete history.
by Alfredo Zanellato Vignale
From lowly mass transport to the most rarefied of super exotics, Vignale had a quite unusually prolific output. This book by the founder’s nephew is probably the first time a thoroughly researched overview has been published.
by Simon Moore
The third of three books about important prewar racing Alfas. Very thorough, very pricy, very much worth it. Even covers Alfa GP-engined powerboats.
by John Tipler
Lovely car, lovely book, neither of which exists in great numbers. This model is still relatively affordable and the book will give you a hundred reasons for wanting one.
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.
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.
by Marc Sonnery & Keith Bluemel
For a car that’s going to be 50 years old in 2012—especially one as unusual as this one-off—it’s about time that someone finally devote a book to it!
by Michael John Lazzari
Readers steeped in Ferrari history know about the “Palace revolt” of 1961. ATS is a direct result of that and a thorough account of this episode would be a worthy addition to the literature. This book could be it—if you speak Italian well enough to make sense of this English translation.
by Roberto Iasoni, Photos by Roberto Carrer
Forget the brand or that this is about a car: if you have an affinity for the storytelling power of images, you’ll like this book.