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Bugatti, journal d'une sage (2ème édition) (Collection Prestige)

En ce début de XXIe siècle, la société Bugatti produit les automobiles les plus sophistiquées de toute la production mondiale. Elles mêlent confusément les atouts d'une technologie avant-gardiste et le charme indicible des artisanats intemporels.
La firme a ressuscité en 1998 sous l'égide du Groupe Volkswagen après avoir connu les tourmentes inhérentes aux mouvements du siècle.

Ettore Bugatti a conçu ses premières automobiles à l'aube du XXe siècle en mettant son regard singulier au service de plusieurs industriels. Puis son individualisme le conduisit à créer sa propre entreprise dès 1910.

Entouré de fidèles complices, bientôt rejoints par son fils Jean, Ettore Bugatti écrivit une légende qui dura deux décennies, entre les deux guerres mondiales.

Ce sont ces destins singuliers, ces destinées recomposées au hasard des drames et des coups d'éclat, que ce "Journal" raconte au fil des jours. La trajectoire de la marque ici rythmée par six actes correspondant aux grandes périodes d'une aventure humaine autant qu'industrielle.

Pages of the book Bugatti, journal d'une sage (2eme edition) (1)

Sommaire:

Acte I : Bugatti avant Bugatti
Acte II : L'ascension, 1910-1930
Acte III: La réaction, 1931-1947
Acte IV : entre parenthèses, 1948-1986
Acte V : L'aventure italienne, 1986-1997
Acte VI : Seconde renaissance, 1998 à aujourd'hui.

Pages of the book Bugatti, journal d'une sage (2eme edition) (2)

Author:Serge Ballu
Specs:416 pages, 29 x 24 cm / 11.4 x 9 in, hardback, in cassette
Illustrations:700 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2016)
Series:Collection Prestige
EAN:9791028301163
Book: Bugatti, journal d'une sage (2ème édition) (Collection Prestige)

Bugatti, journal d'une sage (2ème édition)

Language: French

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Bugatti - Panorama illustré des modèles

Ettore Bugatti, italien de naissance et français de coeur, a bâti une légende automobile reconnue dans le monde entier. Mais la guerre et la mort de son fils le plus doué, ne lui ont pas permis de perdurer. T
rente ans après la dernière production par Bugatti Père & Fils, un consortium d'industriels italiens fait renaître cette légende. Mais une récession et une entente fragile entre ces différents associés font capoter cette entreprise. Volkswagen prend la suite pour créer de fabuleux hyper-cars.

Ce livre représente tous les modèles, un par un, du Type 0 à la Divo, fiche par fiche, avec des renseignements techniques, une courte histoire et 100 illustrations pour quatre-vingts modèles.

Pages of the book Bugatti - Panorama illustre des modeles (1)

Sommaire:

1. Bugatti Père & Fils
2. L'Italie et Jean-Marc Borel
3. Volkswagen et l'ère franco-allemande
Liste des modèles
Bruits de couloir.

Author:Didier Bordes
Specs:176 pages, 29 x 24 cm / 11.4 x 9 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs, drawings
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2019)
EAN:9791028303624
Book: Bugatti - Panorama illustré des modèles

Bugatti - Panorama illustré des modèles

Language: French

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Art of Bugatti

In der Regel ist ein Autobauer Konstrukteur oder Designer, aber Ettore Bugatti war beides. Seine Sportwagen begründeten einen Mythos, der noch heute unter Regie des Volkswagen-Konzerns weiterlebt. Gleich mit seinem ersten Auto setzte Bugatti Massstäbe.
Aber Bugatti war mehr als "nur" ein Automobilproduzent, seine Autos wurden zu Meilensteinen der Renngeschichte sowie Ikonen des Automobildesigns.

René Staud und Bernd Ostmann erzählen in diesem mit einzigartigen Bildern illustrierten Band die Geschichte der Kult-Marke ? von den Anfängen bis zur Rettung der Marke durch Volkswagen.

Author:René Staud, Bernd Ostmann
Specs:280 pages, 30.5 x 24 cm / 12 x 9 in, hardback
Illustrations:300 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2020)
EAN:9783613042643

Grand Prix Bugatti

The Grand Prix Bugatti has a strong claim to a book all of its own, with its enviable record of racing successes, its superb craftsmanship and, for the more mechanically minded, the great variety of its ingenious design features unique to the creations of the great artist designer, Ettore Bugatti.

"Grand Prix Bugatti", originally written in 1968 by the preeminent Bugatti expert H.G. Conway, is devoted to the racing Types 35, 37, 43 and 51, in their various forms, and describes their anatomy in detail and their racing achievements.

A schedule of individual models, in chassis number order, gives type number, factory date, brief history and where known, the owner (as of 1968); the appendices include tabulated specifications of the types. Bugatti owners will also find much practical information to help them maintain their historic cars.
Extensively illustrated with contemporaneous racing photographs and technical diagrams, "Grand Prix Bugatti" is a classic reference book for anyone interested in the history of Bugatti racing and competition cars.

Author:H.G. Conway
Specs:228 pages, 25.5 x 18 x 1.4 cm / 10 x 7.1 x 0.55 in, hardback
Illustrations:127 b&w photographs
Publisher:Bentley Publishers (USA, 1968)
EAN:9780837600185
Book: Grand Prix Bugatti

Grand Prix Bugatti

Language: English

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Bugatti - A legend tied to Italy / Una leggenda legata all'Italia

The legendary Bugatti make has taken off again thanks to the boost provided by the Volkswagen Group. This Group has promoted the making of sensational supercars, which, in terms of features and performance, are by far the most unique cars in the world, ranging from the various versions of the EB 16.4 Veyron on through to the Chiron, which with its 1500 bhp easily reaches 420 km/h, and the more recent Divo at a price of five million euros.

The book begins with an exclusive, long interview with Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., who explains the characteristics and the motivating force behind the most amazing brand in the automotive industry.
This is a sensational project symbolically linked with the previous period of management of the Bugatti brand, when through the efforts of the Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli, the brand underwent a brilliant relaunch, which enabled production of the EB 110 sports car in the futuristic Campogalliano factory. In the mid-1990s, the Bugatti EB 110 was the fastest production car in the world.

Much of the book also deals with Bugatti cars in the days of Ettore Bugatti, who was born in 1881 in Milan and still stands tall amongst the greatest automobile engineers and entrepreneurs. Bugatti cars were meant to be astonishing because of their ingenious features and performance, but also because of their beauty and character.

Retracing the historical transitions of the Bugatti brand is a sort of total immersion in the most exclusive world of motor racing, with continuous transitions between technology, lifestyles, design and the history of costume and fashion.

Author:Daniele Buzzonetti
Specs:320 pages, 3 x 2.5 cm / 1.2 x 1 in, hardback
Illustrations:400 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Artioli Editore 1899 (IT, 2018)
EAN:9788877921635
Book: Bugatti - A legend tied to Italy / Una leggenda legata all'Italia

Bugatti - A legend tied to Italy / Una leggenda legata all'Italia

Language: English + Italian

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Bugatti Blue : Prescott and the Spirit of Bugatti

The British have had an affair with Bugatti for decades and perhaps Prescott is the place where that have relationship has reached its highlights across the decades. This collection of photographic images captures the brilliance of Bugatti design amid Bugatti blue at Prescott's wonderful natural amphitheatre in the Cotswolds - to which visitors, Bugatti owners, enthusiasts and addicts have travelled from all over the world for decades.
The author is a designer, photographer and writer who has spent years around old cars and years visiting Prescott and the Bugatti Owners Club.

In this collection of photographs, much of the masterworks of Molsheim are captured in action and at rest at the altar of British Bugatti enthusiasm. Herein are moments and memories of old Bugattis, their owners and drivers, and other vintage and classic cars in action at this revered location.

This new collection of stunning images, created over a number of years, allied to a concise narrative and with assistance from Bugatti experts, should provide the Bugatti and vintage car enthusiast with something new to accompany their own memories of Bugatti amid a record of Prescott and the Bugatti Owners Club events and VSSC days.

Author:Lance Cole
Specs:240 pages, 26 x 30 x 1.7 cm / 10.25 x 11.8 x 0.67 in, hardback
Illustrations:200 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2018)
EAN:9781526734754
Book: Bugatti Blue : Prescott and the Spirit of Bugatti

Bugatti Blue : Prescott and the Spirit of Bugatti

Language: English

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Bugatti - The Italian Decade

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When, in 1987, Romano Artioli and his high-profile associates - Ferruccio Lamborghini, Paolo Stanzani and Jean-Marc Borel - decided to reincarnate Bugatti, one of the most famous automotive marques of all time, they had in Ferruccio Lamborghini, Paolo Stanzani and design legend Marcello Gandini, three of the most prominent names in the Italian supercar firmament, suggesting a bright future for the marque.
Eight years later, Artioli's dream was over. Bankruptcy was declared, the factory was closed, and the beautiful campus reduced to a ghost building.

Not even a decade had passed between the first germs of an idea and the end in 1995, yet there are enough ingredients for an exciting action-filled story: discord, rivalry, pride, power, money, prestige, stars, crises and a dramatic end.
What happened? Why did it happen? "Bugatti: The Italian Decade" answers all that and more.

Author:Gautam Sen
Specs:400 pages, 30.5 x 22 cm / 12 x 8.7 in, hardback
Illustrations:790 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Dalton Watson Fine Books (USA, 2023)
EAN:9781854433091
Book: Bugatti - The Italian Decade

Bugatti - The Italian Decade

Language: English

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Bugatti - The Man and the Marque

Bugatti - The Man and the Marque

Jonathan Wood

English | hardback | 384 p. | 1992


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