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Tatra - The Legacy of Hans Ledwinka (1. vydání, signováno)
|Cena pro Vás 4 749 KČ|
|Rozměry v mm:||250 x 250|
Twenty-five years ago, the first edition of this book was the first on the subject to be published in English, and, in 1991, received the prestigious ‘Cugnot Award of Distinction,’ bestowed by the Society of Automotive Historians
Hans Ledwinka’s innovative Tatra cars were models of design excellence, and, prior to the Second World War, were highly influential in shaping what was to become modern car design concepts and the development of Volkswagen. This book at long last places Ledwinka in his well-deserved place amongst the great car designers. This book suggests that Ledwinka played a greater part in this development than has previously been appreciated.
The authors have covered the full history of the Tatra company, which is one of the oldest factories in continuous automobile manufacture, dating back to the 19th century. By doing this, they have placed both Ledwinka and the Czechoslovak Tatra company back in their rightful places in the history of car design, and provided a fully comprehensive assessment of the influence of Tatra car designs and their inspired creator.
The text of this larger format 2nd edition has been fully revised and updated since the 1990 edition. This new edition also contains many additional illustrations. This enlarged 2nd edition contains updated material and additional illustration.
Hans Ledwinka and Tatra cars were greatly influential in passenger and commercial car design and development. No comparable book on Tatra and Hans Ledwinka exists in English.
Foreword by Erich Ledwinka, written specially for this book. Full reproductions of very rare T77 and T87 brochures, in English and German, with all the details and illustrations are included, as are: rare photographs; chronology; sources cross-referenced in the text; technical information covering all models for passenger and commercial vehicles; and a full bibliography.