Museo Storico Alfa Romeo

Author: Lorenzo Ardizio
Editor: Giorgio Nada Editore
ISBN: 9788879116350
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An event as significant for Alfa Romeo enthusiasts as the reopening of the marque's historic museum at Arese - held on 24 June 2015, the day on which Alfa celebrates its 105th anniversary - could hardly not be celebrated with a book. The official catalogue of the new museum represents an opportunity to review the history of the marque and above all to accompany the reader/visitor around the new exhibition layout in which the cars have been thematically grouped and subdivided. The glorious racing cars (from the P2 to the 33 in all their variants, through to the less successful cars that competed in F1) are brought together under the section VELOCITA' introduced by Alfa Romeo driver Nino Vaccarella, while cars such as the 1759, 8C 2900, 6C 2500, 1900, Giulietta and Alfetta, along with the most recent production models, illustrate the most important episodes in the Biscione's industrial history in the TIMELINE section - introduced by American journalist Nick Czap. The section BELLEZZA - introduced by designer Lorenzo Ramaciotti, head of Style for the Fiat Group for years - focuses on the undisputed protagonists being cars such as the 33 Stradale, the Carabo and the Nuvola, milestones in the evolution of automotive styling. A specific chapter also features all those models that do not appear in the exhibition. The catalogue is therefore an indispensable instrument for all those visiting this authentic temple of history, technology and culture.

Pure Alfa Romeo

Author: Stefano d'Amico
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9788891814395
File Size: 71,38 MB
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The fascinating world of Alfa Romeo is recounted in this history of the legendary automaker, while showcasing its finest models. Recognized for their sleek and sexy design, high performance, and innovative technology, Alfa Romeo cars have been admired for over a century. The famous exclamation by Henry Ford "When I see an Alfa Romeo go by, I tip my hat!" underlines the prestigious tradition and the legendary stories that make Alfa Romeo one of the major players in the automobile world. Beginning with the history of the Alfa Romeo company itself, this lavish book includes rare archival material, some published here for the first time, along with historical posters and advertisements for Alfa Romeo, many of which were designed by famous artists and illustrators. Alfa Romeo was one of the first brands to be collected by vintage car fans and even today its models are highly renowned. The latter half of the book features an overview of eighty models belonging to private collections, from 1910 to the present day. An impressive selection of vintage photographs is accompanied by brief, informative texts that focus on the chief characteristics of each of the vehicles illustrated. Featuring a preface by Mario Andretti, this book is essential for any rare automobile aficionado.


Author: Giuliano Molineri
Editor: Allemandi
File Size: 35,70 MB
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The history of cars in Torino has developed along two lines. The region has been mass-producing cars for a century, yet has never stopped fuelling hotbeds of creativty, craftmanship and technology expressed in one-off vehicles, prototypes and dream cars.


Author: Touring club italiano
Editor: Touring Editore
ISBN: 9788836527571
File Size: 71,15 MB
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For over a century, the Touring Club of Italy has been publishing the country's most authoritative guidebooks and maps. The Heritage Series is the expert's guide to travel and sightseeing in Italy. Each volume includes museums, town histories, churches, landmarks, and archaeological sites. There are dozens of maps that give an overview of each city, plus detailed neighborhood plans. Listings of accommodations and restaurants are complete with addresses, price ranges, hours, and phone and fax numbers.

The Classic Car Book

Author: DK
Editor: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241428807
File Size: 57,57 MB
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From the Chevrolet Bel Air to the Ferrari Testarossa, this book takes you on a scenic drive through the history of classic cars, exploring their status as objects of luxury and desire. The Classic Car Book showcases the most important and iconic classic cars from every decade since the 1940s, with a foreword by award-winning writer and commentator on the industry, history, and culture of cars and motoring, Giles Chapman. Fully illustrated and packed with stunning photography, The Classic Car Book uses specially commissioned photographic tours to put you in the driver's seat of the world's most famous and celebrated cars, including stylish roadsters and luxury limousines from manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Rover, Jaguar, and Bentley. The Classic Car Book is ideal for any car collectors and enthusiasts.

A Dictionary Of Modern Design

Author: Jonathan Woodham
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192518534
File Size: 31,96 MB
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Over 950 entries From the Arts and Crafts Movement to Postmodernism, Apple to Frank Lloyd Wright, this fascinating dictionary covers the past 160 years of international design, with accessible entries on branding, graphics, industrial design, functionalism, and fashion. New entries on digital design and sustainable design bring the coverage up to date. The dictionary's international focus takes in major movements, key concepts, design terminology, and important design institutions, museums, and heritage sites. The new edition reflects the growing global importance of design, with coverage of India, China, the countries of the Pacific Rim, Eastern Europe and East Asia, and demonstrates how developments in the design of technology influence everyday life, with new entries on fonts, games developers such as Gunpei Yokoi of Nintendo, Android, Samsung, and Blackberry, and a fully revised entry on Apple. The A-Z entries are complemented by an extensive bibliography and a timeline.

Classic Car Museum Guide

Author: Lance Cole
Editor: Pen and Sword Transport
ISBN: 1526735903
File Size: 43,92 MB
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A new, comprehensive guide to motoring and transport museums offering a fresh conversation on their role and the portrayal of our motoring history. Written by a long-established motoring writer with wide experience of driving and the fettling of old cars all over the world. This new motor museum companion includes: British motoring and transport museums guide via descriptions and photographs. 90 British museums described. Comprehensive world motor museum listing: over 350 global museums cited. Out-takes from visits to selected overseas museums. Provides a glossary of old-car/motorcycle terms and types to assist the museum visitor and old car enthusiast. Discusses the museum culture and its new age. Visits to many museums by the author were self-funded: he paid his own way.

Scenes From An Automotive Wonderland

Author: Gregory A. Cagle
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476671788
File Size: 47,46 MB
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“Filled with the black-and-white photographs [Cagle] took, along with make and model information and personal commentary on unusual automobiles that have since all but disappeared…Cagle makes it easy to feel the excitement and enthusiasm he felt as a young boy. Any car spotter will enjoy this book, and may find a 26 horsepower favorite. The book is presented in a pleasant, easily readable format… recommended”—Choice “A gamut of wonderfully rare and unusual photographs…a book with so many unusual cars and scenes that it boggles the mind…a must read”—SAH Journal “This books is a collection of [Cagle’s] photographs with extremely informative descriptions and a history of each car. The writing is very personable and engaging…very well researched…. Recommended—ARBA “Features 105 specimens of auto exotica…. An interesting examination of automotive esoterica”—Vintage Roadcar “This is exactly the sort of material that take you back to the fifties, or shows you what the streets of Europe looked like at that time. Cagle has meticulously researched the cars in this book…his style of writing is pleasant, informative and humorous. He avoids the usual mistakes you can find on the Internet, and paints the wider picture, without becoming pedantic”—Rumcar News Gregory Cagle was a 10-year-old car fanatic when his family moved from New Jersey to Germany in 1956. For the next five years he photographed unusual, rare and sometimes bizarre automobiles throughout Europe. This book features 105 specimens of auto exotica, captured with Cagle’s Iloca Rapid-B 35mm camera—not showpieces in museums but daily drivers in their natural habitats. In the background can be glimpsed, here and there, the mood of postwar Europe. The story behind each photo is told, with dates and locations, information and history about the cars and some of their owners, along with Cagle’s personal anecdotes.

International Directory Of Arts 2013

Author: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Editor: K.G. Saur Verlag
ISBN: 9783110273793
File Size: 27,99 MB
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The 37th edition of International Directory of Arts (IDA) contains more about 150,000 addresses (including telephone and fax numbers, eMail and URL) from all over the world: Museums and Public Galleries Universities, Academies, Schools Associations Art and Antique Trade, Numismatics Art and Antiques Fairs Galleries Auctioneers Restorers Art Publishers Art Journals Antiquarians and Art Booksellers Within each chapter, addresses are arranged by country and within country, sections are set our alphabetically by city. Details of the specializations of museums, as well as the names of curators and senior academic museum staff are also included. The address contents were revised and updated for this edition following a questionnaire mailing. The revision also took into account numerous national and international reference works. The eBookPLUS format comprises the content and search criteria of the printed edition and its indices, facilitating complex searches.

The Alfa Romeo Tradition

Author: Griffith Borgeson
Editor: Automobile Quarterly Publications
File Size: 51,83 MB
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Design Directory Italy

Author: Claudia Neumann
Editor: Universe Pub
File Size: 75,60 MB
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Packaged in handy pocket-sized format, each book is brightly designed and takes a fresh new look art design concepts, encompassing everything from shoe designers to hi-fi systems, from cutlery to cameras, from lights to cars.


Author: Insight
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780395657669
File Size: 70,15 MB
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Lombardy And The Italian Lakes

Author: Dana Facaros
Editor: Cadogan Guide Lombardy & the I
File Size: 19,75 MB
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Cadogan brings travelers Lombardy and the Italian Lakes in all their glory, from the powerhouse of Milan to the idyllic beauty and tranquility of Lake Garda and the Renaissance cities of the Lombard Plain.


Author: Stephen Bayley
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1840916060
File Size: 71,23 MB
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Sources are eclectic, results mixed, but one thing is certain: car design is being forced up an ever tightening spiral of creativity. These machines are memorials of our tastes, yearnings and capabilities. They have layers of meaning and can, as Henry Ford knew, be read like a book... if only you know how. The story of the car is the story of how the objects of industry became a medium of artistic expression.This book tells that story in a series of case studies which reveal national characteristics: American flair, German technical suprematism, French vernacular chic, gorgeous Italian sculpture, English antiquarianism, Japanese ingenuity, Swedish responsibility. Cars featured appear in chronological date order from the 1908 Ford Model T to 2003 BMW 5 Series.The chosen cars will be specially photographed in a uniform style and reproduced in very textured, 4 colour b/w so as to distance this book from the cliches and conventions of specialist automotive publishing and to highlight form and shape. Each picture will be accompanied by a short critical essay including essential historical material together with colourful anecdotage and quotations as well as a persuasive aesthetic appraisal of each vehicle. This lavish and beautifully designed book is the gift book for all car enthusiasts and design aficionados.


Author: Richard Sale
Editor: Moorland Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781564402981
File Size: 52,87 MB
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Automobile Quarterly

File Size: 40,30 MB
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Off The Beaten Track

Author: Harper and Row
Editor: Harpercollins
File Size: 71,42 MB
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For the adventurous traveller who wants to discover the unfrequented but equally fascinating sites of each country. The Off the Beaten Track series includes in-depth surveys of countries such as France, Spain, Austria, West Germany, and Switzerland.

Cars Parts

File Size: 62,51 MB
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Moving Beauty

Author: Luc Gagné
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
File Size: 41,61 MB
Format: PDF
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The automobile, an object of art and design and a product of the imagination and creativity of inventors, builders, engineers and designers around the world : it is this machine that inspired the exhibition Moving Beauty.

Museums Of The World

Author: Marco Schulze
Editor: De Gruyter Saur
ISBN: 9783598206948
File Size: 21,23 MB
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Museums of the World covers in its 13th edition 52,953 museums in 201 countries, listed hierarchically by country and place, and within places, alphabetically by name. A separate chapter records 504 museum organizations in 131 countries with addresses. The museums are coded by 22 categories identifying the focus and type of each institution. A typical entry contains the following details: name of the museum in the original language with English translation where necessary, address, telephone number, fax, eMail address and URL, museum type, year of foundation, name of the director and museum staff, special collections and equipment, number of the entry. In addition, there is an alphabetical index of museums, a subject index, an index of persons covering academic staff working in museums, and a personality index, recording artists whose works are shown predominantly in a specific museum and/or refering to memorabilia of famous individuals.