Archive for Items Categorized 'Art, Artists and Design', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
The Royal Navy in Action, Art from Dreadnought to Vengeance
by John Fairley
Warships in action are something fierce to behold, and even paintings reproduced at a size so much smaller than the often majestic originals stir the soul. Throw in some well crafted prose and you have a book you won’t want to put down.
P&O: Across the Oceans, Across the Years
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.
Founders of American Industrial Design
by Carroll Gantz
Unlike craft-based design, industrial design has to take into account how/if materials and techniques work in the real world of mass production. The author was a practicing, award-winning designer himself but also an academic and so has a broad frame of reference.
Toymaker: My Journey from War to Wonder
by Tom Karen
“The man who designed the 1970s” just died, on the last day of 2022. Here he offers a celebration of creativity. From domestic appliances to transistor radios and furniture to motorcars there was hardly an area of everyday life this industrial designer did not apply himself to.
The Michael Turner Collection
Over 50 Years of Motor-Sport Inspired Christmas Cards
by Chas Parker & Michael Turner
You don’t need to wait for Christmas to like these cards. They are a fabulous way to recall great moments in mostly F1 racing and also to marvel at Turner’s extraordinary eye and understanding of a scene.
Lovers and Other Strangers: Jack Vettriano
by Anthony Quinn
Perhaps you’ve seen a print of Vettriano’s The Singing Butler in a friend’s home. Perhaps you own a copy yourself. As wonderful as that painting is, it is overshadowed by the artist’s noir paintings. This book is a fine introduction to the work of this controversial, enigmatic Scottish painter.
Spada, The Long Story of a Short Tail
by Bart Lenaerts & Lies de Mol
The title sort of gives it away: Ercole Spada’s design career got underway with his interpretation of the truncated tail. Others did it too, he did it differently. At last there’s an entire—and supremely well designed—book about him.
by Jeff Stork and Tom Dolle
Few “movements” touched so many aspects of life and lifestyle as that archly American endevor we now call Midcentury Modern: architecture, fashion, consumer goods, graphics, even gender roles. How do cars fit the dictum of clean lines, absence of decorative embellishments, and honest use of materials? This book shows how it all meshes.
Inside the Machine: An Engineer’s Tale of the Modern Automotive Industry
by David Twohig
The author led the engineering teams for three very different vehicles, and his achievements at Nissan, Renault, and Alpine won him an Engineer of the Year Award. If you are ready to see how the sausage is made on the engineering side, this book will show you.
Art Fitzpatrick & Van Kaufman, Masters of the Art of Automobile Advertising
by Rob Keil
Previously unpublished sketches, studies, and reference photos show two automotive artists and their team at work, thanks to unprecedented access to their archives
Concept Cars of the 1960s: Yesterday’s Future
by Richard Heseltine
Heseltine’s premise is that the 1960s were prime time for the concept car, and gives ample evidence of it. The future then posed different questions than it does today so the 200 cars discussed here cover the whole spectrum from of-the-moment practicality to science fiction.
Detroit Steel Artists
by Matthew Kilkenny
Ray Dietrich probably designed more custom and semi-custom cars than any other designer of the Classic Car Era. This is the book about Dietrich and others and those cars.