Speed Read Car Design: The History, Principles And Concepts Behind Modern Car Design

byTony LewinForeword byGerry Mcgovern

Paperback | December 5, 2017

Speed Read Car Design: The History, Principles And Concepts Behind Modern Car Design by Tony Lewin
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This beautifully designed and illustrated essential guide to car design from Motorbooks' Speed Read series traces the inspirations of the first car designers and tracks the craft, the art, and the science that have propelled successive generations of designers and shaped the contours of the vehicles we see all around us.

Never before has the car-buying public been more aware of how a car's design fits into their everyday lives and what it communicates about the driver behind the wheel. Like all design, car design is complex subject. Every part of a car represents myriad decisions by the design team ruled by engineering, aesthetics, human interface, and emotion.Speed Read Car Designhelps the you understand the hows and whys of that design process, offering an engagingreview of history,theory,key concepts, andkey designers. It's a book for car enthusiasts, design fans, and anyone with a desire to better understand why our wheeled world looks the way it does.

In sections divided by topic, you'll explore thebirth of car design,how it evolvedover the last century,successes and failuresin innovation, theelements that make up a car's style, theengineeringbehind the design, thecreative processand design fads, and finallythe road aheadin car design.

Each section ends with aglossary of related terms, andinformational sidebarsprovide fun facts, historical tidbits, and mini-bios of key people in car design.Sleek illustrationsof the cars give clear design examples throughout.

With Motorbooks'Speed Read series,become an instant expert in a range of fast-moving subjects, from Formula 1 racing to the Tour de France. Accessible language, compartmentalized sections, fact-filled sidebars, glossaries of key terms, and event timelines deliver quick access to insider knowledge. Their brightly colored covers, modern design, pop art-inspired illustrations, and handy size make them perfect on-the-go reads.
Tony Lewinhas spent most of his working life driving cars, analyzing them, and reporting on the ups and downs of the global enterprises that build them. As a writer and editor for Automotive News Europe he has kept a constant watch on the world's top carmakers for many years. Today, Lewin divides his time between journalism and books.
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Title:Speed Read Car Design: The History, Principles And Concepts Behind Modern Car DesignFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 9 X 6.95 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:160 pages, 9 X 6.95 X 0.75 inPublished:December 5, 2017Publisher:MotorbooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760358109

ISBN - 13:9780760358108

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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