The Art of the Automobile

The 100 Greatest Cars

Author: Dennis Adler

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061051284

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

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Award-winning automotive historian, author, and photographer Dennis Adler takes you on a whirlwind tour through more than a century of automotive history, from the first production motorcar, the 1886 Benz Patent Motorwage, to fabled makes including Hispano-Suiza, Duesenberg, packard, and Hudson More than 200 stunning color photographs define and detail the remarkable styling and revolutionary mechanical engineering for 100 greatest cars ever built. Adler, in accordance with the world's leading automotive dseigners, collectors, and authorities, picks the top ten cars of all time--breathtaking cars that have become the motoring icons of the twentieth century. The Art of the Automobile reveals not only the makes and models that have left an indelible mark on the motoring world, but why and how these specific cars have become so important to the history of the automobile itself. For anyone whose pulse quickens at the sound of a Ferrari V-12, or whose heart races at the sight of a glorious 1930s Duesenberg, here, truly, is the essential car book of the century.
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Car

The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756689384

Category: Transportation

Page: 360

View: 2586

DK's latest Car traces the history and role of the automobile, cataloging the diverse spectrum of cars from the first prototypes to the supercars of today. The book will not only cover the technological developments and manufacture of cars, but also the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose, and the enduring impact which the car has had on society as an object of curiosity, symbol of luxury, and item of necessity.
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Art of the Classic Car

Author: Peter Bodensteiner

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760344159

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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"Art of the Classic Car showcases the most beautiful and in some cases rare vehicles of the early 20th century. Each car is showcased with breathtaking photography and coupled with explicit, informative prose detailing the particular history of each model"-Provided by publisher.
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Duesenberg

Author: Dennis Adler

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780873493888

Category: Transportation

Page: 276

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With only 435 cars still in existence, the Duesenberg??the Rolls Royce of American automobiles,? is demanding a hefty price tag, selling for upwards of $1 million! Many of these surviving cars?each custom crafted, a unique statement of elegance, luxury, and hand-built quality?are captured here in full-color, landscape photography by leading professional photographer and widely recognized author, Dennis Adler. This book is a high-end, top quality treatment of the timeless style of the 1930's most expensive car. It features the entire history of the car company, from its beginnings in 1899, when Fred and Autie Duesenberg built their first bicycle, up until 1937, the time when E.C. Cord was forced to sell the nearly bankrupt company. Plus, includes archival photos of the people, places, factories, celebrities, and racing cars that helped make the Duesenberg a legendary automobile.
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Fifty Cars That Changed the World

Design Museum Fifty

Author: Design Museum Enterprise Limited

Publisher: Conran

ISBN: 1840915854

Category: Transportation

Page: 112

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Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Cars That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 cars that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today. From the1908 Ford Model T to the 1998 smart car, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status to give them a special place in design history.
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The Life of the Automobile

The Complete History of the Motor Car

Author: Steven Parissien

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466836237

Category: Transportation

Page: 448

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The Life of the Automobile is the first comprehensive world history of the car. The automobile has arguably shaped the modern era more profoundly than any other human invention, and author Steven Parissien examines the impact, development, and significance of the automobile over its turbulent and colorful 130-year history. Readers learn the grand and turbulent history of the motor car, from its earliest appearance in the 1880s—as little more than a powered quadricycle—and the innovations of the early pioneer carmakers. The author examines the advances of the interwar era, the Golden Age of the 1950s, and the iconic years of the 1960s to the decades of doubt and uncertainty following the oil crisis of 1973, the global mergers of the 1990s, the bailouts of the early twenty-first century, and the emergence of the electric car. This is not just a story of horsepower and performance but a tale of extraordinary people: of intuitive carmakers such as Karl Benz, Sir Henry Royce, Giovanni Agnelli (Fiat), André Citroën, and Louis Renault; of exceptionally gifted designers such as the eccentric, Ohio-born Chris Bangle (BMW); and of visionary industrialists such as Henry Ford, Ferdinand Porsche (the Volkswagen Beetle), and Gene Bordinat (the Ford Mustang), among numerous other game changers. Above all, this comprehensive history demonstrates how the epic story of the car mirrors the history of the modern era, from the brave hopes and soaring ambitions of the early twentieth century to the cynicism and ecological concerns of a century later. Bringing to life the flamboyant entrepreneurs, shrewd businessmen, and gifted engineers that worked behind the scenes to bring us horsepower and performance, The Life of the Automobile is a globe-spanning account of the auto industry that is sure to rev the engines of entrepreneurs and gearheads alike.
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50 Cars to Drive

Author: Dennis Adler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461749808

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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A gathering of votes from famous and prestigious drivers such as Carroll Shelby, Bob Bondurant, Sir Stirling Moss, Dan Gurney, and Jay Leno, this book reveals—for the first time—what the professionals list as the best of the best. This is a full-color book that will please anyone who's passionate about driving, even with more mundane transportation. “There are cars,” says the author, “and then there are those greater than the sum of their parts.” The expert panel picked the top fifty, largely avoiding traditional choices they call simply “fundamental to automotive history.” This panel agreed that the Top Five list includes the 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa, the 1913 Mercer Racabout, the 1932–37 Model SJ Dusenberg, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, and the Maserati Birdcage. Stunning full-color photos complement the passionate text from expert drivers in a book that will rev up the RPMs of many a man (and woman).
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The Art of the Classic Sports Car

Pace and Grace

Author: Stuart Codling

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760358214

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Sports cars are the athletes of the automotive world. Always nimble and quick, often powerful, sports cars fly where other cars lumber, and dash where others plod. The definition of a sports car is somewhat fluid, and the question "What was the first sports car?" will often incite a heated debate among enthusiasts. Still, most car fans feel that they know a sports car when they see one and when asked to name a few will rattle off a remarkably similar list of name plates: Jaguar, Corvette, Triumph, MG, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lotus, Alfa-Romeo, BMW. Pressed harder, more exotic and obscure brands will emerge: DB, Alpine, Bugatti, Lancia. Sports cars have offered road and track excitement for nearly 100 years. The original cars evolved for racing, but their appeal and popularity ensured that production versions were soon available for those whose sporting intents never left the boulevard or winding back road. Along the way, sports cars became more comfortable, sometimes almost practical, and above all handsome. But never have they been boring. The Art of the Classic Sports Car offers enthusiasts a beautifully illustrated review of several decades of high-performance cars, featuring cars from around the globe all shot in the studio to ensure a handsome and desirable book. Each featured car includes a profile discussing the car's place in sports car history along with technical and performance specs as well as a smattering of historical images and period ads.
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Fifties Flashback

The American Car

Author: Dennis Adler

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760319278

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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No other era in automotive history is as revered as the 1950s, when Detroit was the center of the auto world and the American V-8 was king of the road. With hundreds of color photos of beautiful restorations and a collection of rare archival photos, Dennis Adler has compiled a detailed history of the emerging postwar American auto industry.
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Moving Beauty

Author: Pierre Théberge,Luc Gagné

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

View: 9170

This illustrated guide is based on an exhibition of European and North American cars held at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from 11th May to 15th October 1995. Focusing mainly on style, this book highlights the most glamorous cars of the century
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The Art of the Sports Car

The Greatest Designs of the 20th Century

Author: Dennis Adler

Publisher: William Morrow

ISBN: 0060188855

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

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There are great cars, and then there are sports cars, those that have not only withstood the test of time but steadfastly defied it -- cars that have remained desirable and valuable for more than 50 years, to become the most treasured automotive artifacts of our time. Many of the automobiles pictured in this book are stunning examples of the motorcar and require no further credentials. Others have been selected because they were benchmarks in the history of the sports car in this century. Illustrated throughout, with more than three hundred color photos, this gorgeous profile of the most highly coveted cars on earth is sure to evoke the dream of all car enthusiasts: speed and adventure.
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American Cars

The Automobiles that Made America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785830474

Category: Transportation

Page: 448

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Classic American Cars provides comprehensive coverage of 218 of the best loved automobiles produced in the US over the last 100 years. Arranged by manufacturer, this book covers cars created by Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Jeep, Lincoln, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, and many more. It contains more than 2000 full color, specially commissioned photographs showing every aspect of these classic machines; specification panels with technical and performance details; and an overview of the historical and engineering development of each vehicle.
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The Ultimate Classic Car Book

Author: Quentin Willson,David Selby

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756618858

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Detailing more than one hundred classic cars built between the 1950s and early 1990s with close-up gallery photographs, a comprehensive history highlights each model's production figures, competition successes, mechanical and body modifications, and more. Reprint.
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Packard

A History of the Motor Car and the Company

Author: Beverly Rae Kimes

Publisher: Automobile Quarterly Publications

ISBN: 9780971146815

Category: Transportation

Page: 828

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Only the legendary Packard could command a book of such scope and expense. This monumental work has required ten years of research, documentation and photography. It represents many more decades of collecting Packard automobiles, facts, photographs, technical data and information to record for all time every aspect, every model, every achievement of the Packard motor car and the men who made its name an emblem and international byword for taste and refinement in automotive design and engineering. Over three years were spent in intensive writing, checking, cross-checking, rewriting, coordinating, editing, and winnowing thousands of rare and unpublished historic photographs. This volume represents the scholarly efforts of sixteen contributors and was written by ten highly qualified authorities on Packard lore.Winner of a Cugnot Award.
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The Impossible Collection of Cars

Author: Dan Neil

Publisher: Ultimate

ISBN: 9781614280156

Category: Design

Page: 168

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It is the dream of many to own the world's most beautifully designed automobiles, but most often only a handful of collectors ever come close. Now, The Impossible COLLECTION of Cars makes that dream come true, showcasing the 100 most exceptional cars of the twentieth century. Each luxury automobile from the 1909 Blitzen Benz to a 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S was chosen for its revolutionary design, magnificent lines, and head-turning capabilities. The book also features cars owned by celebrities like Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Pablo Picasso, and Elvis Presley. This Impossible COLLECTION volume is presented on cotton paper in a beautiful black rubber clamshell box with a cutout metal plate.
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American Auto Legends

Classics of Style and Design

Author: Michael Furman,Tracy Powell

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785830672

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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American Auto Legends presents more than 50 remarkable American cars in a chronological fully illustrated book filled with historic photographs. It covers all eras of American automobiles, from the "horseless carriages" of the early 1900s to the sleek and ultra-efficient machines of the early twenty-first century. Concise descriptions highlight the key features of each vehicle, while stunning images by one of America's leading car photographers provide the reader with an unparalleled visual record. American Auto Legends features all the major US manufacturersâ??including Buick, Chevrolet, Ford, Lincoln, and Studebakerâ??this book is an essential and authoritative guide to the many legends of the American highway. Includes biographies of key figures in the US automobile industry, a full technical glossary, and details of where the cars may be seen. This lavishly illustrated book will appeal to classic car enthusiasts worldwide.
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The Art of Racing in the Rain

A Novel

Author: Garth Stein

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061738098

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein–a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of a dog’s efforts to hold together his family in the face of a divisive custody battle. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoë, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man.
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Art of the American automobile

the greatest stylists and their work

Author: G. N. Georgano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780765196323

Category: Transportation

Page: 268

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Art of the Formula 1 Race Car

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1610608119

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Art of the Formula 1 Race Car brings a selection of these spectacular machines into the studio to expose not just the engineering brilliance of these cars, but also their inherent beauty.
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Speed, Style, and Beauty

Cars from the Ralph Lauren Collection

Author: N.A

Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts Boston

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transportation

Page: 209

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Thirty of the most exquisite automobiles ever designed, from Bugattis and Mercedes of the 1930s to modern-day Porsches and Ferraris, from one of the world's most renowned collections. The introduction by celebrated designer Lauren traces links between the cars and his own designs.
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