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book recommendations. – thoughts on automotive design

book recommendations. – thoughts on automotive design


I really managed to learn a couple of automotive design books within the final 12 months, one upside of lockdown it appears. There are numerous espresso desk, or reference works on vehicles and even automotive design (in principle). A number of these are very dry- and primarily simply value checking for pictures or info/knowledge, however not for entertaining studying. I assume I received’t be despatched any additional evaluation copies by publishers as I used to be very vital of the Bruno Sacco biography for example- which wasn’t a biography in any respect. When you would really prefer to be taught something about automotive design I’ve learn a couple of books that I’d advocate (please excuse the newbie images of the books).

The obvious supply of automotive design knowledge or perception, would come from an autobiography of a automotive designer we will assume? Because of the area of interest nature of this topic- these are sadly uncommon. The designers that we need to hear from are sometimes nonetheless a part of the enterprise and the politics of the trade forestall them from sharing something fascinating. They’re additionally a lot too busy to place any phrases to paper. Fortunately we now have just lately been handled by one of many giants of the automotive design enterprise, to a genuinely self penned autobiography of astonishing high quality. Initially written in French, however translated immaculately by one other automotive design skilled (and buddy of the writer) Tony Lewin and printed in English, this guide is among the finest I’ve ever learn on this topic. I’m speaking about Patrick Le Quément’s life in automotive design which he has shared with us and titled: Design Between the Strains.

Patrick Le Quément: Design Between the Strains. Pictured at Lahti Institute of Design library.



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