Vespa

* Read ^ Vespa by Davide Mazzanti ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB. Vespa Always in vogue, the Vespa remains the ride of choice for hipsters and internationalists everywhere. Specifications and diagrams of all 41 scooter models, plus in-depth profiles of 15 classic Vespas, provide a detailed reference for true aficionados. Fully authorized by and drawn from the archives of its manufacturer, Piaggio, this mighty volume tells the Vespas story from its birth, right after World War II, to the brand new Granturismo model. Immortalized as a design classic, the ever-growing

Vespa

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Rating : 4.33 (679 Votes)
Asin : 0811842487
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
Publish Date : 0000-00-00
Language : English

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(The book also includes four short essays on Vespas, one of them by New Yorker correspondent Bill Buford.) Early black and white factory photos, flashy color ads and stills from films and commercials break up the text and turn this book into fun coffee-table history. 1,000+ illustrations. The late Roberto Segoni, professor of industrial design at Florence University, sets the production in line with an introduction that celebrates Italy’s post-WWII design history and situates the Vespa alongside such achievements at the Olivetti typewriter and the Arco lamp. All rights reserved. Now that Vespas can be legally imported into the U.S., the number of American Vespa fans is growing, and this volume is clearly formulated to charm them. From Publishers Weekly Stylishly designed with eye-catching page layouts and beautiful images, this

Always in vogue, the Vespa remains the ride of choice for hipsters and internationalists everywhere. Specifications and diagrams of all 41 scooter models, plus in-depth profiles of 15 classic Vespas, provide a detailed reference for true aficionados. Fully authorized by and drawn from the archives of its manufacturer, Piaggio, this mighty volume tells the Vespa's story from its birth, right after World War II, to the brand new Granturismo model. Immortalized as a design classic, the ever-growing ranks of Vespa dealers and scooter clubs worldwide attest to its enduring popularity at the street level. From Roman Holiday to Quadrophenia, the Vespa scooter has long been a symbol of youthful independence as well as one of the most recognizable pop culture icons of the 20th century. This, for them, is the last word.. For the first time, the complete history of this chic mode of transport is celebrated in Vespa: Style in Motion. Vespa is filled with hundreds of film stills, advertisements, and period photographs, offering a visual homage for any fan of Italian flair

With the debut of its Vespa in 1945, Piaggio created the vehicle that is practically synonymous with the word "scooter." . Piaggio, founded in 1884 in Pontedera, Italy, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of motorized two-wheeled vehicles

Great Value, but I've never written a review for Amazon before, but after buying this book and reading it cover to cover, I felt compelled to air my criticisms somewhere. Overall, I thought that it is one of the best books on the subject.Being a Vespa owner, I was really impressed with the technical content and COLOR photos. It's the essays and figure captions that irritated me. The figure captions were frequently so vague that I couldn't tell which picture they were referring to, which is a problem because they are not co-located with the picture.Also, many of the essays were really hard to understand, frequently too short (when they. Highway to Heaven for Vespa-holics!! As a confirmed "Vespa-holic" [I currently own a Vespa Granturismo. Earlier, I have owned both a Vespa ET-Highway to Heaven for Vespa-holics!! Heather Sooder As a confirmed "Vespa-holic" [I currently own a Vespa Granturismo. Earlier, I have owned both a Vespa ET-4 and a Vespa ET-2], this is the BEST coffee table book I have EVER seen on my beloved scooter family by Piaggio. Wonderful, documented history. Great photography. This tome oozes quality. Moreover, it is an outstanding price-value at the debut cost which is far below that of some of its lesser predecessors. This is not a mechanic's guide to the repairs or restoration of the Vespa. As the sub-title reads: "style in motion." If you are lucky enough to already possess a Vespa, you will want this book for the center p. and a Vespa ET-2], this is the BEST coffee table book I have EVER seen on my beloved scooter family by Piaggio. Wonderful, documented history. Great photography. This tome oozes quality. Moreover, it is an outstanding price-value at the debut cost which is far below that of some of its lesser predecessors. This is not a mechanic's guide to the repairs or restoration of the Vespa. As the sub-title reads: "style in motion." If you are lucky enough to already possess a Vespa, you will want this book for the center p. Very detailed history of the marque For very serious afficionados only. Im a rookie.

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