"The Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile" aims to be the definitive reference work on the automobile, and an essential tool for all car enthusiasts. This volume explores the art of coachbuilding, paying tribute to the skills and traditions of the coachbuilder. It follows the art of coachbuilding from its roots in the late 19th century, through to the 1950s, by which time the coachbuilding tradition was in decline. However, some great names remained, and they too are included.
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.Review:
"Of all the crafts and trades involved in constructing the first motor cars, the coachbuilder was far and away the oldest....engineers might divert their spirits of invention to the car, but when it came to cladding the chassis with a body, it was on the skills and tradition of the coachbuilder that they depended". From the Foreword by Brian Sewell
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Book Description Stationery Office Books (TSO), 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0117027502