Italian Coachbuilders—The Masters of Style By Elvio Deganello
The history of the Italian automobile—and to a greater or lesser extent that of the automobile in general—can be traced in the rich history of the Italian coachbuilder or Carrozzeria. For more than a half-century, these craftsmen were not only constructing some of the most beautiful bodies to ever drape a rolling chassis, they were also influencing elements of design and style that would permeate many diverse aspects of pre and post-war culture. This book brings together the profiles of no fewer than 36 of the best known stylists in the history of Italian car design including such names as Allemano, Bertone, Castagna, Ghia, Pininfarina, Touring, Vignale and Zagato. Written by historian Elvio Deganello and translated by VR’s own Robert Newman, the rich story of each one of these coachbuilders is told in both English and Italian and is accompanied by extensive illustrations, many of which have never previously been published. A must have for any fan of Italian automobiles and a valuable resource for those interested in the lesser known carrozeria such as Garavini, Balbo, Fona, Marazzi, Sirio and the like.
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