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Tom Tjaarda: Master of Proportions
by Gautam Sen
Foreword by Robert Cumberford
A design hero for all generations of automotive enthusiasts, American legend Tom Tjaarda’s name and fame has been synonymous with the De Tomaso, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Innocenti and Lancia marques. Among his many designs are the Pantera, Deauville, Longchamp, the Fiat 124 Spider, the Ferrari 365 California and the Ford Fiesta.
Brought up in Detroit when the American Dream was beating out its rock ‘n’ roll rhythm, Tjaarda came to live and work in Europe while the cultural revolution was in full swing. He had a ringside seat at the heart of automotive styling activities in the Mecca of vehicle design, Turin, during the most exciting times.
Though Tom Tjaarda may not have been as prolific as others, the American’s influence and importance in the history of automotive design, specifically in the second half of the 20th century, is almost unbeaten. With his charming, accessible personality and good humor, he remains one of the most popular design legends of all times.
Tom Tjaarda: Master of Proportions is a comprehensive appraisal of the life of a design giant, and features all his automotive, as well as his non-automotive, designs.
- Hard cover with dust jacket
- 472 pages
- 823 Photographs
- ISBN: 978-1-85443-313-8
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