Car Design

The History, Principles and Concepts Behind Modern Car Design

Car Design The History, Principles and Concepts Behind Modern Car Design
Format: Trade Paperback , 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780760358108
Publisher: Motorbooks
Series: Speed Read
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People have never been more broadly aware of design as a concept, or as something that fits into their everyday lives.

Even the simplest of consumer products compete to offer something that will better catch the public’s eye and reflect the taste and perceived lifestyle of each individual.

Like all design, car design is complex subject. It's one in which many people have an interest--and not just gearheads.

Every part of a car represents myriad decisions by the design team ruled by engineering, aesthetics, human interface, and emotion. Speed Read: Car Design helps the reader to understand the hows and whys of that design process, offering an engaging review of history, theory, key concepts, and key 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.

The author

Tony Lewin has 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 many of the industry's leading business publications, he has kept a constant watch on the world's top carmakers for many years. Today, Lewin divides his time between journalism, books, and cycling. He lives in East Sussex, England. Ryan Borroff is an automotive design writer, journalist, and psychologist. He writes and edits for print media, including Interior Motives magazine, the car design publication he conceived and created in 2001. Borroff has organized and chaired various design-related conferences and awards competitions around the world. He lives in London.

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Format: Trade Paperback , 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780760358108
Illustrations: 70 color photos
Size: 6.69 in x 8.86 in / 169.93 mm x 225.04 mm