Synopses & Reviews
Two books in one make this a double delight for car fans! Open this lavish, oversize volume and youand#39;ll find two bound-in books: one covers the history and the main stages in the evolution of the legendary Ferrari brand. The other features incredible four-panel, foldout pages presenting 40 of the most emblematic Ferraris of all time. Incredibly rendered, these high-definition images show every last detail of the selected models, which include the 250 GTO (1962), the 275 GTB (1964), 330 P3 (1966), F355 Berlinetta (1994), the 430 Scuderia (2007), and the P540 SuperFast Aperta (2009). Tables contain all the carsand#39; main specifications. Itand#39;s an irresistible journey through roaring engines, luxury, and fascinating facts.
From the first experiments on two wheels to today's hypertrophic creations, Motorcycles illustrates the evolution of this much-loved machine. Through stunning images, and foldout spreads, it showcases the earliest Harley-Davidsons; the Honda and Kawasaki from the 1970s and 1980s; the jewels of Italian design, such as the Ducati 916 and the Guzzi GT 500 Norge; through the latest models. Outfitted with detailed diagrams and data sheets, it captures the essence of motorcycling.
Harley-Davidson is the king of motorcycles, the one every rider dreams of owning. This lavish volumeandmdash;with more than 20 foldoutsandmdash;celebrates the American company and its legendary models, from its first single-cylinder bike in 1903 to the modern, large V-twin series products. These V-twin engines have propelled families of Harley-Davidsons with prestigious names such as Electra Glide and Softail that continue to thrill cyclists. Every model has its own story, and the ones told here give a surprisingly human dimension to Harley-Davidsons, and also provide insight into their technical data.
About the Author
Pascal Szymezak is a motorbike journalist. In 1982, he began his career in journalism working for various publishing houses and magazines specializing in motorbikes, customized bikes, and motorbike travels. In 1988, he became editor-in-chief of Hog Bike
, a magazine dedicated to Harley-Davidson bikes, new American models, Choppers and custom bikes, and motorbike history and travels. In 1987, he took charge of the weekly motorbike section of the Nice-Matin
newspaper and, since the early 1990s, has been the author or coauthor of several publications on Harley-Davidsons, a brand he regularly rides.
Marco De Fabianis Manferto earned his Masters Degree in Product Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), specializing in 3D modeling at the Politecnico di Milano. He has worked as an editorial consultant for music-themed volumes and, in particular, he was the curator of the title Heavy Metal, and worked on graphic design for the book Dream Cars of the Twenty-First Century (2013).