The definitive history of American automotive design, complete with designers' biographies, coachbuilder histories, descriptions of car company styling departments, discussions of trends, etc.
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Michael Lamm has written and published half a dozen books about cars. He worked as Motor Trend's managing editor, and co-founded Special-Interest Autos in 1970. His writing partner, Dave Holls, retired in 1986 as design director for General Motors.Review:
Authors Lamm and Holls provide the big picture in their new book...the most ambitious and comprehensive look yet at this side of the auto business. What makes the book especially appealing is the wealth of little details: It took three to eight weeks to paint a car by hand back in 1920; in the 1930s, GM used a red-tinted clay for its scale models while Ford used a natural gray-green; the original Jeep was designed not by Willys-Overland but by an anonymous member of the U.S. Amry Quartermaster's Corps 'who had no inkling that his simple sketch would end up as one of the great vehicle designs of all time.' -- Paul Lienert, Automobile Magazine
Congratulations on a truly stupendous book; a real in-depth look with none of the superficiality with which 'dreamcar' or 'design' books are sometimes afflicted. -- Robert A. Lutz, President, Chrysler Corp.
Immensely impressive, emminently readable and a comprehensive survey of one of the most fascinating aspects of the motor car. -- Classic & Sports Car (British)
Meticulously researched.... Authors Lamm and Holls have delved into the recollections and personal albums of designers, stylists, and boardmen to unearth photos, drawings, opinions, and information never seen previously. In fact, there's so much new research in this work that it literally takes days to absorb-but this will be entirely enjoyable to anyone interested in why auto design and autos in general have evolved as they have. -- Peter Brock, Sports Car International
What a book! Undoubtedly, without any reservations, this is the most significant automotive book of the decade. How I wish Automobile Quarterly...could have published it. -- L. Scott Bailey, founder and former editor/publisher, Automobile Quarterly magazine
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Descrizione libro Lamm-Morada Pub Co, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110932128076
Descrizione libro Lamm-Morada Pub Co, 1996. Condizione libro: new. Shiny and new! Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice libro della libreria 9780932128072-1