Art Deco And British Car Design: The Airline Cars Of The 1930s

February 11, 2020|
Art Deco And British Car Design: The Airline Cars Of The 1930s by Barrie Down
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Art Deco and British Car Designis a book about automotive styling, in particular the streamlined styling that defined what are now known as Airline cars. During the mid-1930s, the majority of British car manufacturers and coach builders experimented with streamlined styling. This fashion was the result of Art Deco, an international movement that influenced design and marketing in many different industries, and produced some of the most unique and visually exhilarating cars ever produced in Britain.<BR <BR Part One of the book explains and illustrates the Art Deco styling elements that link these streamlined car designs, and describes their development, their commonality, and their unique aeronautical names. The stories of the individual cars, their designers, and their development, are told in Part Two. Here, Barrie Down has collected examples of all the significant British streamlined production cars made between 1933 and 1936, many of them still represented by beautifully restored survivors.Art Deco and British Car Design</I>is an instructive and visual feast for all car lovers.
Barrie Downhas had a fascination with cars from as early as he can remember, and his childhood drawings were almost exclusively cars, cars, and more cars. Those he owned as an impecunious bachelor were from the 1920s and ‘30s, from which he gained a healthy respect for the design and quality of vintage and thoroughbred cars. Afte...
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Title:Art Deco And British Car Design: The Airline Cars Of The 1930s
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:144 pages, 9.88 X 8.25 X 0.38 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 9.88 X 8.25 X 0.38 in
Published:February 11, 2020
Publisher:Veloce Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781787116221

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