Transportation Design Books

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  1. The Ride 2nd Gear - New Custom Motorcycles and Their Builders

    The Ride 2nd Gear: New Custom Motorcycles and Their Builders

    The Ride 2nd Gear presents a stunning selection of recent custom motorcycles, as well as the small, local workshops in which they are built. Hotbeds of creativity and craftsmanship, these workshops are mostly run by single individuals and attract a small yet devoted community of fans and fellow builders. Rather than coveting the newest luxury models to come off the assembly line, this community is more concerned with transformations. They want to turn grandpa's old heap, a bargain found on eBay, or a soulless model from another era into something of their very own. The Ride 2nd Gear features the brilliant results of this process.

  2. Car - The Evolution of the Automobile

    Car: The Evolution of the Automobile

    From the earliest "horseless carriages" to the wizardry of today's Formula 1 racers, this colorful volume documents the fascinating evolution of the automobile. Filled with illustrations, photos, and images of historical documents, it explores the car's massive impact on popular culture, the great inventors and models, today's cutting-edge technology, and what the future might bring.

  3. BMW Motorrad - Fascination, Innovation, Myth

    BMW Motorrad: Fascination, Innovation, Myth

    Nine decades of BMW Motorrad history are brought to life in over 500 photographs. Fully updated with the latest BMW motorcycles, this interactive book comes with an accompanying app with exciting features such as videos and additional photo galleries.

  4. Race Car Design

    Race Car Design

    An innovative text covering the fundamentals of design including the chassis frame, suspension, steering, brakes, transmission and fuel systems using the basic principles of engineering science and mathematics.

  5. Maserati - The Evolution of Style

    Maserati: The Evolution of Style

    Published to coincide with Maserati's one-hundredth anniversary, this lavishly produced volume celebrates the glamour and excellence of Italian automotive style and design. The book profiles the twelve most iconic Maserati vehicles, including the best-selling Ghibli as well as the Quattroporte, GranTurismo, Bora, Berlinetta, and never before published the Alfieri, which has been described as the manifesto of the future of Maserati design.

  6. Car Posters

    Car Posters

    Car Posters by Emmanuel Lopez showcases the history of the car from its creation up until the start of the 1970s. The posters have been chosen for their importance, rarity, beauty and innovation, as well as for what they represent in terms of significant historical, technical and artistic stages of the motor car. They showcase the work of the designers and illustrators who constantly strove to come up with new ideas and styles to match the technological progress of famous names such as Peugeot, Mercedes Daimler, Renault, Citröen, Bugatti, Buick, Fiat, Rolls Royce and Chrysler, as well as others that are less well-known nowadays.

  7. Fifty Bicycles That Changed The World

    Fifty Bicycles That Changed The World

    From high-performance cycles to practical run-arounds, conceptual bikes to commercial models, this book features the 50 most important, pivotal bicycles from around the world.

  8. Porsche 911

    Porsche 911

    Porsche 911 celebrates a half-century of one of the world's premiere sports cars, focusing on the major themes that have defined Porsche's rear-engined wonder.

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    The Dutch Bike

    The Dutch bike is as quintessentially Dutch as tulips and windmills. This book traces the history of this popular workhorse, from turn-of-the-century Amsterdam to the fashion pages of American magazines.

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    Velo - 2nd Gear: Bicycle Culture and Style

    Velo - 2nd Gear explores diverse bicycle scenes and reveals their histories, relationships, and insightful details. Alongside its presentation of especially attractive and unusual bicycles, the book documents how riders' accessories and styles vary just as widely as the bikes' tires and other equipment.

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    Racing Bicycles: 100 Years of Steel

    Racing Bicycles: 100 Years of Steel features racing bikes from the last 100 years, including spectacular photography of racing machines from the Tour de France, the Olympics and World Championships, as well as bikes for everyday use.

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    70s Concept Cars

    Starting in the late 1960s but especially in the 70s, the most innovative Italian coachbuilders, from Bertone to Pininfarina, followed a radical design path. Rainer W. Schlegelmilch captured all of this 70s explosion of automotive creativity with his unique photographic eye. With his artful staging, the angular concept car silhouettes took on the curvy and alluring forms of models.

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    The BMW Book

    This compelling illustrated volume gives the readers privileged insight into the unique development of this brand: fascinating motorcycles and automobiles, spectacular motor sports, impressive architecture, as well as visions for cars of the future.

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    The Racing Bicycle: Design, Function, Speed

    The Racing Bicycle: Design, Function, Speed is a celebration of the design history and craftsmanship of the racing bicycle. This book covers every aspect of the art and design of the beloved cult object, whose rich history intertwines with that of design, engineering, and sports.

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    The Bike Book: Passion, Lifestyle, Design

    The Bike Book: Passion, Lifestyle, Design profiles bikes that are unique in their technology and aesthetics. Its pages contain information on every kind of bike you can imagine offered by a wide range of manufacturers from around the world.

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    3D Automotive Modeling

    3D Automotive Modeling features master techniques from top automotive designers and world-class game developers. The book starts with a fantastic series of hot concept designs and continues by offering a full hands-on modeling tutorial for each. Some of the very best designers and modelers from across the globe take you through their processes step-by-step, giving you the tips, tricks, and short-cuts that true professionals use.

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    The Art of the Supercar

    For Form Follows Function: The Art of the Supercar, renowned automotive photographer James Mann brings 20 of the world's most beautiful and desirable supercars into the studio. Removed from their ordinary environment and shot on black backgrounds, the photographer's lens reveals not just the engineering brilliance of these cars, but also the inherent beauty in their form and details.

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    Car Design America

    Car Design America is second in a series on world automotive history. Without forgetting vintage and the most recent designs, this book traces the evolution of American automobile culture through the decades - both all-time classicas as well as unique models.

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    Car Design Europe

    Car Design Europe is first in a series on world automotive history. Discover how European cars shaped the culture from the '30s to the present.

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    Art Deco and British Car Design

    The Art Deco movement influenced design and marketing in many different industries in the 1930s, and the British motor industry of the was no exception.

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    H-Point: The Fundamentals of Car Design & Packaging

    The ultimate reference guide for car designers and automotive engineers! H-Point was written by the pioneer of the Vehicle Architecture course at Art Center College of Design, Stuart Macey along with the Director of Advanced Mobility Research, Geoff Wardle. Currently used as the educational handout for the transportation design students at Art Center, it will now be available to aspiring car creators everywhere, clearly organizing the packaging standards that apply to car and truck design; along with insightful graphic explanations, this book demystifies the automotive design process and allows designers access to an illustrious careers worth of knowledge.

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    Fifty Cars That Changed the World

    Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? "Fifty Cars That Changed the World" imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 cars that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today. From the1908 Ford Model T to the 1998 smart car, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status to give them a special place in design history.

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    Ferrari Legends

    From its inception as a motor racing team in the late 1920s to its position today as one of the world's leading car manufacturers, Ferrari has produced some of the most alluring and iconic machines ever to grace both the racetrack and the road. Ferrari Legends presents 40 of the most remarkable and significant Ferraris from the marque's history.

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    Virgil M. Exner

    The official biography the man who brought his own personal style to the world of industrial design, from automobiles to powerboats. With many previously unseen works of art and family photos among the 150 color images throughout, this is a unique and fascinating insight into a pivotal player in the development of the modern automobile.

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    Transport Design: A Travel History

    Transport Design explores the relationship between mass transportation and the travel experience, probing such issues as design styles, economics, entertainment, and, most importantly, customized comfort. Ultimately, Transport Design contends that today's pressures of global commerce and environmental threats demand a radical reappraisal of how and why we travel.