October 1, 2023


Just Do Automotive

guide suggestions. – ideas on automotive design

7 min read

I really managed to learn a number of automobile design books within the final yr, one upside of lockdown it appears. There are numerous espresso desk, or reference works on vehicles and even automobile design (in principle). Lots of these are very dry- and basically simply value checking for images or info/information, however not for entertaining studying. I assume I received’t be despatched any additional assessment copies by publishers as I used to be very vital of the Bruno Sacco biography for example- which wasn’t a biography in any respect. When you would really wish to study something about automobile design I’ve learn a number of books that I’d advocate (please excuse the newbie images of the books).

The obvious supply of automobile design knowledge or perception, would come from an autobiography of a automobile designer we will assume? Because of the area of interest nature of this topic- these are sadly uncommon. The designers that we wish to hear from are sometimes nonetheless a part of the enterprise and the politics of the business forestall them from sharing something fascinating. They’re additionally a lot too busy to place any phrases to paper. Fortunately now we have lately been handled by one of many giants of the automobile design enterprise, to a genuinely self penned autobiography of astonishing high quality. Initially written in French, however translated immaculately by one other automobile design knowledgeable (and pal of the writer) Tony Lewin and revealed in English, this guide is likely one of the finest I’ve ever learn on this topic. I’m speaking about Patrick Le Quément’s life in automobile design which he has shared with us and titled: Design Between the Traces.

Patrick Le Quément: Design Between the Traces. Pictured at Lahti Institute of Design library.
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