The Pininfarina Book

Author: Günther Raupp
Editor: Te Neues Publishing Company
ISBN: 9783832732349
Size: 10,21 MB
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What is innovation? The dictionary defines it as "renewal through the use of new processes and technologies." In advertising, everything is an innovation. But what is truly innovative? Since 1930, the Pininfarina design firm of Turin, Italy, has been answering that question. This is where the Cistalia 202 was developed, the first vehicle to be added to MoMA's permanent collection. The list goes on: the interior of the new stadium for Juventus Turin, the Nash Healey Spider seen in Billy Wilder's Sabrina, and the legendary Ferrari Dino 246 and Ferrari Testarossa. However, Pininfarina is not resting on its laurels, but blasting full speed ahead into the future with an expanded portfolio while honoring its heritage. Whether it's a solution for sustainable mobility, interior designs, or household gadgets, all Pininfarina projects bear an unmistakable signature. To visually celebrate the history and influence of Pininfarina, there is no one better suited than a man who has made his own unmistakable mark on automotive photography.Gunther Raupp has spent 30 years photographing cars for Ferrari's official calendars, which enjoy a cult following among the experts. He has two successful books with teNeues, the most recent being The Ferrari Book. As a star photographer and connoisseur of industrial design, Raupp showcases a company that embodies true italianita.


Author: Luciano Greggio
Editor: Giorgio Nada Editore Srl
ISBN: 9788879117005
Size: 17,89 MB
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The entire stylistic and industrial history of Pininfarina, a true bastion of the “Made in Italy” phenomenon, is contained in this book with its wealth of black and white and colour photos. For almost 90 years Pininfarina has been synonymous with Italian coachbuilding. Some of the most iconic cars in the history of not only Italian but also worldwide motoring have been clothed by a firm that has been recognised as the creator of true works of art. Battista Farina, known as “Pinin”, was the master craftsman who in 1930 founded in Turin the ‘’Società Anonima Carrozzeria Pinin Farina’’. The quality and the beauty of his creations soon established the firm’s reputation and well before the outbreak of the Second World War it could boast magnificent bodies on Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Fiat chassis. 1947 saw the presentation of a milestone in the history of Italian design, the Cisitalia 202. Between the 1950s and 1990s the company produced iconic designs such as the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider and the “Duetto”, the Lancia Aurelia B24 and the Flaminia, the Fiat Dino Spider and the 124 coupé, not to mention the innumerable Ferraris bodied by the prestigious Turin firm that from 1952 had become Maranello’s coachbuilder of choice. Numerous 250 GTs, the 250 Le Mans, the 365 Daytona, the 308 GTB, the Testarossa and the 288 GTO are all Pininfarina-bodied Ferraris. This book recounts the most recent history of this giant of Italian car design with all the latest products realised in particular for the Asian market where the Pininfarina brand has an increasing presence. There is also a chapter devoted to Pininfarina Extra, a brand within the brand, which since 1986 has been taking a 360° approach to design. The full story of this iconic Italian design firm finally told in a single volume.


Author: Antoine Prunet
Editor: Haynes Publishing
ISBN: 9781859606841
Size: 11,81 MB
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This is the official 70th anniversary book on Pininfarina, the distinguished automobile design house whose stated aim - to produce the finest quality and fabulous dreams - have captured the imagination of millions of people the world over. The Italian company is famous for it's sumptuous car styling, but also designs items as varied as large production-run cars (Peugeots), high-speed trains, boats, furniture and even watches.

Ferrari Pininfarina 1952 Through 1996

Author: Wallace A. Wyss
Editor: Giorgio NADA Editore
ISBN: 9781882256655
Size: 17,66 MB
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Fascinating photo archives for vintage car and truck enthusiasts

Ferrari Pininfarina

Author: Lionel Froissart
Editor: St Martins Press
Size: 13,43 MB
Format: PDF
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When, in the early 1950s, Enzo Ferrari - who was already established as a master car builder - decided to diversify, he set out to find a premier "couturier" to adorn his cars, creations he likened to the loveliest Italian women. Legend has it that Enzo Ferrari and designer Battista Pininfarina first met midway between their respective places of work, as neither would agree to meeting on the other's territory. Their encounter was to result in some of the most extraordinary sports cars of the twentieth century. It also marked the beginning of the uncontested rule of Ferrari in the automobile world. The marriage of the "house of the prancing horse" with the Carrozzeria Pininfarina immediately proved a happy and prosperous one. With the introduction of the now-classic 212 Inter (of which only seventeen were produced), the partnership launched what was to become the world's most prestigious and celebrated line of sporting automobiles. Soon came such unforgettable models as the 375 America Berlinetta and the 250 GT Berlinetta - considered by some to be one of the most beautiful cars ever designed - along with an extraordinary suite of Ferrari admirers, from King Leopold of Belgium to Ingrid Bergman (who sat behind the wheel of the 375 America Berlinetta at the 1954 Paris Auto Show). The Ferrari-Pininfarina story is one of constant innovation, mixed with equal parts inspiration and technical expertise, and no small amount of personal drama: the famous "Dino, " introduced in 1965, was a tribute to Enzo's son Alfredino, who conceived and designed the Dino's V-6 engine from his hospital bed shortly before he died. Today, this heritage of automotive excellence has been passed on to the son's ofBattista and Enzo, whose legacy continues to generate the boldest, most applauded sports cars in the world. Here the story of these extraordinary men, and their new and dynamic vision of the car, is told in photographs, drawings, and drawing-board sketches of the most beautiful Fer

The Complete Book Of Porsche 911

Author: Randy Leffingwell
Editor: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760365040
Size: 19,58 MB
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Porsche's fabled 911 represents the ultimate expression of Ferdinand Porsche's original vision of the perfect sports car. In The Complete Book of Porsche 911, author and photographer Randy Leffingwell provides a year-by-year overview of Stuttgart's most famous car, from the original 901 prototype to today's technologically advanced GT2 and GT3 derivatives and the latest 992-generation 911. Along the way, he highlights the racing, prototype, and limited-production cars—offering the most complete reference available to these top-tier sports cars. In this book, you'll find the air-cooled cars of 1963 to 1998, then the water-cooled 911s of 1998 to present day. With behind-the-scenes info on the evolution of this iconic sports car, this book offers the detail craved by Porsche enthusiasts. Illustrated throughout with images from Porsche's own historical archive and complemented by the author’s stunning photos, along with detailed technical specification tables, The Complete Book of Porsche 911 offers a thorough account of one of the most beloved enthusiast cars ever produced.

The Book Of The Ferrari 288 Gto

Author: Joe Sackey
Editor: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845842731
Size: 18,67 MB
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This book covers the background, conception, design, production and aftermath of the iconic Ferrari 288 GTO, including the prototypes, the early production cars, the mainstream production cars in their various specification guises, and the Evolution cars planned for the aborted Group B FIA race series. It features over 400 relevant photographs, from original production images to the cars as they are today, including the 1984 Geneva Salon where the car debuted, the first ever GTO Reunion in 1985, current salon and action images, right up to the 25th Anniversary Ferrari 288 GTO Reunion held in America in 2009. Also featured are the actual factory production approval sheets, as filed with the Italian government, in an illustrated technical drawing form, along with a chassis by chassis register of every 288 GTO built, including destroyed prototypes, production cars, and GTO Evoluziones – in fact all 284 cars ever built.

Pininfarina Cinquantanni

Size: 10,10 MB
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Contemporary Designers

Author: Andrea Arsenault
Editor: Chicago : St. James Press
ISBN: 9780912289694
Size: 16,78 MB
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This provides information on the lives and work of the most significant and most influential designers of our era. Selected from throughout the world by an international advisory board, they are the individuals who have done the most to shape the visual and tactile form of our everyday world. Designers from the fields of graphics, interiors, fashion, stage, film, houseware, textile and industrial design are included.


Author: Giorgio Nada Editore Srl
Editor: Giorgio NADA Editore
ISBN: 9788879118095
Size: 15,79 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Pininfarina, a marque synonymous with style and elegance applied to car design, Pininfarina is a book that surveys, for the first time, the entire output of the Turin coachbuilder, model by model. Produced in close collaboration with the company, it draws on invaluable photographic material accompanying brief contextualising texts. Tracing the history of Pininfarina from its origins to the present day entails reviewing some of the most iconic models in automotive history: from the numerous Ferraris bodied by the historic partner of the Maranello firm to cars such as the Cisitalia 202, the Lancia Aurelia, the Alfa Romeo Duetto and 164, the Maserati GranTurismo through to the current models born under the aegis of the Indian firm Mahindra. The book also covers the numerous Pininfarina concept cars that have written glorious pages in the history of design, raising the bar every time in terms of the excellence of the car product.