Architecture and Automobiles

Architecture and Automobiles

Architecture and automobiles have been intrinsically linked since the dawn of the internal combustion engine, from the assembly plant to the showroom and on to that ubiquitous fixture of the artificial landscape, the service station. The streamlined forms of automobiles have often inspired architects and some have even ventured into designing their own cars.

This book features Foster and Partners, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, ONL, Renzo Piano, Populous, Zaha Hadid, UNStudio and Massimiliano Fuksas, and presents their best projects, including the BMW Museum in Munich, the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, the Audi museum in Ingolstadt by 24-H, Manuel Gautrand’s Citroen museum on the Champs Elyssee in Paris, and the Regio Emilia bridge by Santiago Calatrava in Italy.

Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles

Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles

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This book was published to accompany an exhibit of Art Deco-styled cars shown at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee, from June 14 through September 15, 2013. All 20+ cars and motorcycles that were selected for the exhibit are presented here through the studio photography of Peter Harholdt and printed to the highest standard on extra-heavy paper stock.

Exhibition curator Ken Gross, along with fellow automotive historians Richard Adatto and Jonathan A. Stein, provide historical information about these unique cars, and art and architecture expert Thomas Mellins adds a fascinating essay about the emergence of Art Deco as a recognized style of expression. Includes:

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Two Figoni and Falaschi-bodied Delahayes
Jordan Model Z Speedway Ace
Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow
Edsel Ford’s Model 40 Speedster
Voisin Type C27 Aerosport Coupe
Stout Scarab
Indian and Henderson motorcycles
Chrysler Airflow and Thunderbolt concept
Talbot-Lago T-150-C-SS Teardrop Coupe
The Bugatti Type 57C formerly owned by the shah of Iran, and many more

Hardcover | 12 x 9.5 | 112 pages

Havana, Autos and Architecture

Havana, Autos and Architecture

Norman Foster’s visits to Havana over the past ten years have enabled him to meet a variety of Cuban artists and architects. Inspired by his travels, Havana. Autos and Architecture features historic and current photographs that allow the reader to marvel over Cuba’s love affair with classic cars. In it, Mauricio Vicent guides us through Cuba’s tumultuous history, seamlessly blending its automobiles and architecture through the stories of different Havana locals.

Bellissima!: The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945 to 1975

Bellissima!: The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945 to 1975

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A beautifully designed volume devoted to the most collectible and rare mid-century Italian cars and motorcycles. Bellissima! presents some of the most breathtaking Italian-designed automobiles and motorcycles of the post–World War II era, a series of visionary designs that thrilled the world and signaled a period of remarkable industrial rebirth. All-new photographs featuring pioneering masterpieces by Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and others trace a remarkable lineage of design that captivated buyers and greatly influenced mid-century industrial design, architecture, aeronautics, furniture, and fashion. Created for the privileged few, these luxurious, custom-built machines embodied speed, style, and grace and exhibited a level of artistry and craftsmanship unparalleled at the time.Texts by noted automotive writers illuminate the history of this period and the impact of these designs, covering such themes as berlinetta coupes, aerodynamics, advanced mid-engine cars, wedge-shaped automobiles, and coachwork designs for domestic and non-Italian automakers.Today, Italian-designed cars from this era are among the most highly valued automobiles in existence. More than half a century after their construction, they continue to intrigue and excite all who see them.