Ferdinand Porsche: Genesis of Genius; Road, Racing and Aviation Innovation 1900 to 1933

Ludvigsen, Karl

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9.75"x12.25". 496pp. Dust jacket is in Near Fine condition, in protective mylar wraps, with only slight bumping to corners. Book itself is in Near Fine condition, clean and tight, with only some bumping to the upper right corner of the front cover. Interior clean and binding tight. Decorative endpapers. Sewn-in ribbon bookmark. Signed by the author on the full title page. 570 B/W photos and illustrations. Eight full-color fold-out illustrations. This stunning volume serves as a prequel of sorts to the author's three-volume exhaustive biography of one of the greatest automotive engineers and designers of the 20th century. Definitive in scope and explicit in its technical detail, this work serves to dispel the mystery surrounding Porsche's early career and brings these remarkably productive and innovative years to stunning visual reality by means of over 500 rare documents and photographs depicting his earliest creations. The author worked in conjunction with Porsche's eldest surviving grandson as well as the Porsche Historic Archives to put together this sweeping overview. A monument of schoalrship as well as an elegant example of the publishing process.* * * [Please note: additional postage fees may be required for oversized and/or international orders to be shipped.]. Bookseller Inventory #

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Winner of three International Automotive Media Awards, including:

  • 2008 Best of the Year
  • 2008 Best of Books
  • Best Design of 2008

In Ferdinand Porsche - Genesis of Genius, author Karl Ludvigsen reveals a dynamic young innovator who helped to chart the course of the automobile through the first decades of the twentieth century. As early as 1900, at the age of 25, Ferdinand Porsche pioneered hybrid technology to power his automobile designs. Once gasoline gained dominance as the power-source of choice, Porsche became relentless in his goal to design the fastest and most durable automobiles in Europe.

Porsche's engineering brilliance did not stop at the automobile. He also made significant contributions to the early development of airplane engines and military transport vehicles. And in addition to his hands-on style of engineering, Ferdinand Porsche was a tireless managing executive in the automotive industry.

Ferdinand Porsche - Genesis of Genius explores in depth the unique combination of ambition, determination and genius that were the genesis of an automotive dynasty which has continued to thrive and expand for over a century.

About the Author: Karl Ludvigsen has a distinguished record of accomplishment at senior levels throughout the worldwide motor industry. He has received wide recognition for his work as an editor, journalist, historian and author. Not only has he been employed at senior levels with Ford of Europe, Fiat North America, and General Motors, but he has also been involved in editorial roles with Motor Trend magazine, Auto Age, and Sports Car Illustrated and Car and Driver. Ludvigsen is in demand from the press of North America and Europe as a source of information on industry trends, and he is a frequent speaker at conferences. Currently, Ludvigsen acts as Chairman of Ludvigsen Associates Limited (a consulting company), Managing Director of Euromotor Reports Limited and Director of Ludvigsen Library Limited.

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Title: Ferdinand Porsche: Genesis of Genius; Road, ...
Publisher: Bentley Publishers
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Near fine
Edition: First Edtion, Second Printing.

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