Archive for Items Categorized 'Italian', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Ferrari Hypercars: The Inside Story of Maranello’s Fastest, Rarest Road Cars

by Winston Goodfellow

The result of many years of befriending and interviewing key Ferrari people, this book is filled with insights, stories, and photos never before seen in print.

Il Cavallino Nel Cuore, Autobiography of a Designer

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.

Fiat 500, The Design Book

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.

Forghieri on Ferrari: 1947 to the Present

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.

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.

Moretti—Motociclette, automobili, carrozzerie

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.

Vignale; Ferrari and all the others

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.

The Magnificent Monopostos: Alfa Romeo Grand Prix Cars 1923–1951

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.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupé: GT & GTA

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.

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.

Rebel Rebel: Breadvan—The Most Recognizable Ferrari in the World

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!