Milan, Italy: Electa, 1999. First Edition (presumed). Hardcover. Used - Fine. Black cloth boards with white lettering on front board ans spine. Top edges of boards have some fading by the spine. Corners sharp. Binding tight and square. FFE and RFE have light tape residue. Rear pastedown has some adhesive damage by lower edge. Text box is clean and unmarked. B/W and color photos throughout. 25.5 x 26.5 cm. Bibliography. 191 pp. / Very Good. Some cockling. Spine and back cover have some fading. Brodart protective cover applied. Item #9425
The world-famous Italian car designer studio celebrates its 80th anniversary. A new edition of this popular book produced in close collaboration with Pininfarina and its leading designers.
From the thirties, Pininfarina has been an enormous influence on Italian car design. The Turin-based studio, which designed so many Ferraris and some of the other most famous cars in the world, is tightly bound to the trademark concept of Italian style. Design historian and car expert Decio Carugati, in his distinctive style, tells the tale of this landmark automobile industry and the Farina family, rebaptised Pininfarina by joining the name and surname of its founder, in a panorama that also embraces 80 years of Italian history. Famous models, innovative objects and design from the Cambiano works thread their way through over 200 pages in a constantly evolving story which stretches ahead as well as into the past.