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Automobile Design Graphics

Automobile Design Graphics
This book is a visual and informative pleasure for car enthusiasts. Jim Heimann, Steven Heller, Jim Donnelly , 368 pages, size: 250 x 317, binding: hardcover, edition: Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Author Jim Heimann, Steven Heller, Jim Donnelly
Pages 368
Format 250 mm x 317 mm
Blurb Frequently overlooked in design and automotive histories, this piece of ephemera is a surprisingly lucid mirror image of American tastes, consumerism, and buying habits since the dawn of the automobile. Automobile Design Graphics 1900–1973 presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of this mostly forgotten breed of collateral advertising. From the most obscure (Tucker, Ajax, Columbia) to the most iconic (General Motors, Ford, Chrysler), the visual history brings together over 500 reproductions from these rare and collectible customer brochures. Across eight decades, they present not only some of the finest cars, but also some of the best illustration and graphic design of the 20th century. Ancillary examples of automotive literature, including the elaborate dealer manuals are also featured, alongside essays by automobile and cultural historian Jim Donnelly and America’s preeminent design historian Steven Heller. Testament to a bygone era when cars were, quite simply, the stuff dreams were made of, this book is a visual and informative pleasure for car enthusiasts, designers, and pop culture aficionados alike.