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Art Deco and British Car Design

Published by Veloce, “Art Deco and British Car Design” is a book about automotive styling that covers in particular the streamlined design from the 1930′s that defined what are now known as Airline cars.

During the mid-1930s the majority of British car manufacturers and coachbuilders experimented with streamlined styling.
This fashion was the result of Art Deco, an international movement that influenced design and marketing in many different industries, and produced some of the most unique and visually exhilarating cars ever produced in Britain.
Part One of “Art Deco and British Car Design” explains and illustrates the Art Deco styling elements that link these streamlined car designs, and describes their development, their commonality, and their unique aeronautical names.
The stories of the individual cars, their designers, and their development, are told in Part Two. Here, author Barrie Down has collected examples of all the significant British streamlined production cars made between 1933 and 1936, many of them still represented by beautifully restored survivors.
The book includes 144 pages, over 200 contemporary pictures and color photographs of existing cars, many of which have never before been published.
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