The Art and Colour of General Motors

The Art and Colour of General Motors

by Jonathan A. Stein, Bob Lutz, Nicola Bulgari, Michael Furman
     
 

Celebrating design excellence that has stirred the American imagination for decades, this superbly produced volume showcases the cars that created General Motors' legacy for the past 100 years, including the 1950's "Motorama" dream cars that defined a generation.

Written with complete editorial independence by an unequalled collection of leading automotive

Overview

Celebrating design excellence that has stirred the American imagination for decades, this superbly produced volume showcases the cars that created General Motors' legacy for the past 100 years, including the 1950's "Motorama" dream cars that defined a generation.

Written with complete editorial independence by an unequalled collection of leading automotive writers, The Art and Colour of General Motors benefits from new Furman photography of historically important General Motors cars, as well as from major museums and private collections across America. GM Archives also provided historic images, many of which have not been seen by the public for decades.

This book is a must-have for auto aficionados young and old, and will appeal to everyone who has a love affair with the design, romance and beauty of great American automobiles.

Foreword by Bob Lutz, Vice Chairman of Global Product Development for General Motors and Introduction by renowned jeweler and car collector, Nicola Bulgari.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Published in honor of the 100th anniversary of General Motors (GM), this beautifully produced large-format book offers a stunning visual history of the company and its most notable cars. Including classic vehicles such as Firebirds and Sting Rays and covering the gamut from the rear-engine Corvair to concept cars, this book recounts an impressive era, spanning most of the 20th century, when GM-both management and labor-took pride in the design, manufacture, and performance of its exceptional cars. Stein (The Performing Art of the American Automobile) includes a few black-and-white images from GM's early history, but the book is primarily illustrated with Michael Furman's technically exquisite studio photographs of classic cars, which capture the vehicles' grace and elegance. Bob Lutz, vice chairman of global product development for GM, and Nicola Bulgari, a renowned car collector, contribute informative introductory materials, and a number of other experts offer lively and substantive essays. Auto designer Stewart Reed provides insightful running commentary about the images. The resulting book is a strikingly beautiful and substantive history of GM. Highly recommended for all libraries, especially photography, automotive, and American history collections.
—Raymond Bial

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977980932
Publisher:
Coachbuilt Press
Publication date:
10/10/2008
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 12.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Meet the Author

Distinguished automotive historian, editor and writer Jonathan A. Stein has collaborated with Michael Furman on The Performing Art of the American Automobile, Curves of Steel, and The Art and Colour of General Motors.

Michael Furman's photography has been the centerpiece of celebrated books on automotive design, including Curves of Steel, The Performing Art of the American Automoible, the award-winning Motorcars of the Classic Era and Speed, Style and Beauty: The Cars of the Ralph Lauren Collection.

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