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Fifty Cars that Changed the World: Design Museum Fifty [Kindle Edition]

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Book Description

Perfect gift for the design aficionado, students or newcomers to the subject. Published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Design Museum. Fantastic value and collectable series. Carries the authority of the Design Museum bringing serious design knowledge to the general reader. Sales of books affiliated with the Design Museum have surpassed 15,000 copies. (TCM, Nielsen Bookscan)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2984 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Octopus (5 Oct 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0050C86R2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #224,080 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fresh views on cars 20 Aug 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a type of book which often caught my attention as a young boy, and surprisingly it even has the same layout as the books I remember from the 60's - not too big & flashy, with a sparsely coloured yet attractive cover. Perhaps not what you would expect today from a coffee table book but I think it is charming.
The contents is equally refreshing, with a slightly different perspective. The focus is on design solutions - not so much on contest performance and the well known racing car icons - but rather on ideas which have brought new thinking into car design, both with respect to function and to form.
The choice of automotive milestones can always be debated but I found the selection of cars in this book to quite well made and very interesting. The text is short but very informative and to the point.
I have learned much from this book and I like it a lot.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Car Design 23 April 2011
Format:Hardcover
Any listing of fifty cars will always raise some controversy as to which vehicles should be included. Therefore it is important to remember that this book is about classic and inspirational designs, and overall the editors have done a pretty good job.

I actually tried to guess what would be included before the book arrived and only managed to pick some of the more obvious, iconic vehicles that are in the list. This really is one of the joys of this little book, because as you consider some of the cars contained within, the realisation dawns that classic automobile design is not all about sports and prestige models, although there are some, but also includes everyday transportation like the Volkswagen Golf.

Every vehicle is nicely pictured and accompanied by an interesting and informative write up. Overall this is a very well presented book and a good read for any car enthusiast, but be prepared for the fall out over what is, or is not included, great fun!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fifty Cars that changed the world 2 Jan 2012
By Claire
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bought this for my 13yr old son for Christmas. He loves it - very enjoyable and very interesting. It arrived in plenty of time and was very popular with everyone on Christmas Day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 July 2014
By hilaryj
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xmas prezzy but I loved reading it first....
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3.0 out of 5 stars slightly disappointing 21 Mar 2014
By jen
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Book had the content I had expected but was smaller and less attractive in its presentation than I had hoped for as a gift.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well received gift 5 Feb 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This was a Christmas gift for someone who loves cars. He says he loves dipping in and out of it, with a job and 2 small children, this is an ideal gift for him.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview 23 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have enjoyed very much this book. All the key cars in history you will find here to enjoy. Thanks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a gift for my father 21 Oct 2013
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bought this as a gift for my father who is a car enthusiast.good quality and affordable.ideal as a gift .
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