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Berlinetta '60s:
Exceptional Italian Coupés of the 1960s
Xavier De Nombel and Christian Descombes

Berlinetta '60s: Exceptional Italian Coupés of the 1960s by Xavier De Nombel and Christian Descombes
 
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Berlinetta '60s: Exceptional Italian Coupés of the 1960s
by Xavier De Nombel and Christian Descombes
English Translation by Julian Parish


Following his portraits of the coupés of the 1950s published in 2017, Xavier de Nombel turns his cameras to the ‘Sixties to bring us the most beautiful Berlinettas produced during that decade, which he has tracked down all over the world. From the fiery little Osca to the revolutionary Carabo, employing stunning photography, he presents his personal vision of a period in which styling gave way to design.

Around his personal favourites, Christian Descombes relates the upheavals which Italian coachbuilding went through as it evolved from craftsmanship to industrial production, leaving behind its clientele of well-off enthusiasts to offer its expertise to the major international car makers. Giorgetto Giugiaro, undoubtedly one of the leading players in this period, shares a remarkable account from inside, bringing to light the expressions of Italian automotive design since the post-war years.

  • Hard cover with dust jacket and slip case
  • 225mm x 300mm
  • 320 pages
  • 442 color photographs
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Berlinetta "60s: Exceptional Italian Coupes January 18, 2019
Reviewer: Galen Poole from Pearl, MS United States  
Superb undertaking from Dalton Watson. The binding is excellent, but the contents are overwhelming. I must confess that I am an Italiophile, so I have a natural interest in this subject, but the automobiles illustrated are ones that you will never see in a local Cars & Coffee, nor in a typical regional car show. In fact, this book is the only place where you are likely ever to see some of these beautiful works of art. Many of the illustrated cars never received much attention from contemporary journalists, and few have received coverage in more recent years.  Similar to the earlier volume "Berlinetta "50s" by the same authors the photography is superb. Technical data are limited, but this is really a photo-fest, and a very satisfying one. Unfortunately, the Italian Carrozzeria were in decline by the 1960s, so there may not be a Berlinetta 70s. Lets hope that we are surprised. Not inexpensive, but outstanding value considering the quality of the publication.

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January 15, 2019
Reviewer: Darren Frank from Charlotte, NC United States  


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