Art Deco and British Car Design: The Airline Cars of the 1930s
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His book also reminds us that the automobile industry of the time in Britain had yet to embrace mass production. Together, their Swallow Sidecar company moved from teardrop add-ons for motorcycles to aero bodies for popular auto chassis. Many of these companies would not survive. To compete, each British car company had to offer a version of the season's fashionable cut, and so each one presented an airline or streamline body or two. But there are also glimpses of the future. "We think of the French as producing the most strikingly streamlined cars of the 1930s, in lyric teardrop bodies hammered out with doses of Italian style and German science. He then goes on to details some of those cars, with background to the designs, a critique of them, an assessment of their s
This is a unique account of a radical era in automotive design.. The book then goes on to portray British streamlined production cars made between 1933 and 1936, illustrated with color photographs of surviving cars. The Art Deco movement influenced design and marketing in many different industries in the 1930s, and the British motor industry of the was no exception. This fascinating book is divided into two parts; the first explains and illustrates the Art Deco styling elements that link these streamlined car designs, describing their development, their commonality, and their unique aeronautical names, and is liberally illustrated with contemporary images
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