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Cars - Italy: books - history and models

A book on Italian passenger cars? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Italian car makes.

Berlinetta `60s : Exceptional Italian Coupes of the 1960s

Following his portraits of the coupes of the 1950s published in 2017, Xavier de Nombel turns his cameras to the 'Sixties to bring us the most beautiful Berlinettas produced during that decade, which he has tracked down all over the world.
From the fiery little Osca to the revolutionary Carabo, employing stunning photography, he presents his personal vision of a period in which styling gave way to design.

Around his personal favourites, Christian Descombes relates the upheavals which Italian coachbuilding went through as it evolved from craftsmanship to industrial production, leaving behind its clientele of well-off enthusiasts to offer its expertise to the major international car makers.

Giorgetto Giugiaro, undoubtedly one of the leading players in this period, shares a remarkable account from inside, bringing to light the expressions of Italian automotive design since the post-war years.

Author:Xavier De Nombel, Christian Descombes
Specs:320 pages, 32 x 24 x 3.4 cm / 12.6 x 9 x 1.34 in, hardback
Illustrations:442 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Dalton Watson Fine Books (USA, 2019)
Book: Berlinetta `60s : Exceptional Italian Coupes of the 1960s

Berlinetta `60s : Exceptional Italian Coupes of the 1960s

Language: English

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Le ambulanze italiane

Richly illustrated history by rare images of rescue vehicles, from the late nineteenth century to the eighties. 218 photographs that tell the changes in the style and layout of ambulances, both for civil and military use.
From horse-drawn and even hand-drawn carriages to modern "Life-Cars", passing through the creations of the most important Italian coachbuilders.
Some color images show the recently restored vintage ambulances preserved at the Misericordia di Prato.

Text in Italian.

Author:Alessandro Sannia, Pierfrancesco Mainetti
Specs:136 pages, 28.5 x 25 cm / 11.2 x 9.8 in, hardback
Illustrations:218 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Fondazione Negri (IT, 2003)
Book: Le ambulanze italiane

Le ambulanze italiane

Language: Italian

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Last update:15-06-2024