Product no.: 97888967964368
The Italian bodywork is unique in the world. Extraordinary cars, a creative vivacity and construction skills that are impossible to find elsewhere and an incredibly large number of companies and professionals have animated a history that has lasted for over a century. This book, the result of a meticulous and vast research, which required several years of work, faces for the first time all the protagonists of this fascinating story with historiographical rigor and scientific method. In fact, behind the most famous names there are hundreds of other companies, workshops, artisans, stylists who have allowed the development of a system of this size. The author and his collaborators managed to catalog just under a thousand different subjects, most of which had been completely forgotten and are being brought to light for the first time. In addition, the preface by the well-known designer Leonardo Fioravanti and an essay by Umberto Eco serve as an introduction to the text. The work, in two large-format volumes, accompanied by a monumental iconographic apparatus of over three thousand images, presents itself as an authoritative and fundamental point of reference for enthusiasts and scholars of style and special bodywork. The quality of the volumes is adequate to the content, with a high-quality edition printed on high-weight coated paper and a hard cover coated with metallic paper.