The Car Design Yearbook 1: The Definitive Guide to New Concept and Production Cars Worldwide - Stephen NewburyMerrell, 2002, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Tables;
From the cover: “Who hasn’t experienced that special excitement, that adrenalin rush, of seeing, for the first time, an eagerly anticipated new model from a favourite marque, or a truly head-turning design, full of surprise and innovation? Yet no publication has captured that excitement by bringing together all the latest concept and production cars that have been launched worldwide. No publication, that is, until now…
The Car Design Yearbook 1is the first in a brand new series of annual guides to every new car design that has been unveiled during the year — an easily steered A to Z of all the latest models. From the Acura RD-X to the Volvo XC90, via the Maserati Spyder, Mercedes-Benz F400 Carving and Toyota pod, close to 130 new cars are engagingly described, clearly highlighting their key stylistic features and innovations. Each vehicle is brought vividly to life in a series of stunning photographs and original renderings, showing exterior and interior design features, the car’s stylistic development and its engine layout — over 800 illustrations in all. Available data for every car is also provided, giving you all the crucial dimensions and performance figures.
Written with all the passion and detailed knowledge that only an industry insider could bring to the subject, the book begins with a brief introduction that provides an overview of all the models featured, pointing to the key trends in the styling of cars today. Profiles of three leading designers of the past year are also featured, as is detailed information on the forthcoming motor shows where you can see the very latest car designs for yourself. And just in case you’re puzzled by ‘drive-by-wire technology’, or have forgotten the meaning of ‘MPV’, we’ve included a clear and comprehensive glossary of technical terms.
The Car Design Yearbook is the most comprehensive annual reference to the latest trends in car design worldwide ever published. Whatever your interest in cars — whether as an industry insider, a designer, a student or a car enthusiast — you cannot afford to be without this definitive guide, which offers an enticing glimpse of the sort of car you might be driving tomorrow.”