Michael Mauer, Porsche’s Design Director, has managed to pull off a major coup with the brand’s communication: revealing previously unknown concept cars or design models of Porsche models. The 328-page book is divided into six chapters, four of which are dedicated to the unpublished: Spin-offs, Little Rebels, Hypercars and What’s next? You will discover with sublime photos 15 Porsches that have remained in the shadow of the design office…
PORSCHE UNSEEN: book of 328 pages. Format 21.5 x 28.5 cm. Price : 68 €. ISBN : 978-3-667-11980-3 – Bilingual : German/English
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Concept-cars et prototypes d’études Renault.
Through the most representative concept cars of Renault design, the whole history of the different Renault style offices from the 1960s to 2020 is told in these pages. The three periods (Juchet-Opron, Le Quément and Van den Acker) are each followed by a chapter revealing study prototypes or show concepts. But the strength of this book is that it also presents many unknown projects, such as the Berlinette Z11 from 2001 or a hitherto unknown urban Twingo SUV.
CONCEPT-CARS RENAULT : book of 356 pages. Format 28.5 x 24.5 cm. Price : 89 €. ISBN : 978-2-9555780-6-3.
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L’année automobile 2020-2021
This is the 68th volume of this saga awaited by all car fanatics. The “collection” effect is at its peak and only a few people now own the entire book. It’s never too late to start with this volume that doesn’t change the rules of the game: the entire automotive, industrial, product, sports and artistic year is reviewed with the feat of having released this opus in a year complicated by the health crisis.
THE AUTOMOBILE YEAR 2020-2021: 288-page book. Format 31 x 23 cm. Price: 69 €. ISBN EAN-13 : 9-7910283044-6-1
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In this (expensive) box you will find sketches of the design of the 911. Michael Mauer has selected fifteen designs from hundreds. “These are the best, most concise and inspiring sketches of these Porsches, published for the first time as high-quality prints,” explains publisher Delius-Klasing. They are presented in an exclusive boxed set. Each sketch is supported by the designer’s commentary.
DESIGNSKIZZEN 911 : Collector’s box set strictly limited to 250 copies. 32 pages (15 sketches). 49,5 x 69,5 cm. Price : 500 €. ISBN : 978-3-667-11406-8 – Bilingual : German/English
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Le grand livre Citroën du centenaire
The third volume of the collection “Citroën’s centenary ledger” finally arrives, while the fourth is in the pipeline. Now is the time to start or complete your collection. The first three volumes are respectively dedicated to the Citroën, Michelin and PSA period while the 4th will offer an even richer iconography for welcome appendices. Each year is targeted by a complete chapter and numerous unpublished documents make this collection a reference that any enthusiast will highlight in his library.
THE GREAT CITROËN BOOK OF THE CENTENNIUM: four volumes. Each volume: 296 pages. 30.5 x 30.5 cm. Price: 65 € per volume.
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It is not really a book, or even a magazine. This “book”, in Italian format, is the first of a collection that is available on a quarterly basis. Before discovering the second issue in January 2021, take advantage of this opus which respects the editorial line of the eponymous site: news (10 pages of a beautiful subject on the DS ASL), design (a Citroën dossier) and archives (l’Espace would find its roots in… England!). Please note that the edition is limited to 400 copies.
LIGNES/auto#01: book of 130 pages. 24 x 16,5 cm. Price : 28 €. ISBN : 9-782-957-5008-02 – Bilingual : French/English
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Pininfarina 90 Years
Many books tell the story of this unique carrozzeria. Here is the official volume dedicated to the 90 years of this venerable house. It is still standing and has managed to emancipate itself from the automobile alone. This book doesn’t necessarily bring anything new, but it is a perfect synthesis that will delight design enthusiasts as much as those with a passion for classic cars.
PININFARINA 90 YEARS: book of 528 pages. 26 X 28,5 cm. Price : 85,50 €. EAN : 978-88-7911-809-5. Bilingual : Italian/English
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