Italy has long been known as the epicenter of automotive excellence, producing some of the most iconic and beautiful cars the world has ever seen. In a celebration of this rich heritage, a stunningly illustrated book titled The Italians – Beautiful Machines has been unveiled, taking readers on a captivating journey through the history of Italian automotive design.
From the roaring 1920s to the early 2000s, this book delves deep into the craftsmanship and artistry of vintage Italian automobiles. It explores how Italian car design has not only been at the forefront of technology but has also played a pivotal role in shaping culture and creativity on a global scale. Visionary designers such as Pininfarina, Zagato, Bertone, Giugiaro, Gandini, and Ghia are highlighted for their immense contributions to the automotive world.
The book offers a unique perspective on the evolution of culture over the past century through the lens of automotive design. Through striking archival and contemporary images, it reveals the captivating stories behind some of Italy’s most famous cars and what makes them so undeniably desirable.
Published by gestalten, this hardcover book spans 320 pages and measures 11 ¾ × 10 ½ inches. Priced at $90, it promises to be a collector’s item for automotive enthusiasts and anyone with an appreciation for the intersection of design and culture. The Italians – Beautiful Machines is more than just a book; it’s a tribute to Italian car design and its enduring influence on the world of design and culture.
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