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Tatra - The Legacy of Hans Ledwinka is the story of the Tatra company, which originated in the Central European country of Czechoslovakia. It is a tale of great innovation and avant-garde design in automobile engineering. It is also the story of one man - Hans Ledwinka - and his visionary concepts which have become highly influential, although often undervalued, contributions to the development of car technology.
Until now, Hans Ledwinka's talent has hardly been recognised; in retrospect, he can be judged equal to car designers such as Benz, Daimler and Porsche, whose endeavours have been fully recorded many times over. With his revolutionary Tatra cars Ledwinka consistently pushed back the frontiers of automobile construction, and it's certain that without his inspiration, the Volkswagen in its air-cooled rear-engined form would perhaps never have been conceived. 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 in their rightful place 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. The book also has a new foreword, written by Norman Foster, the British architect, and proud owner of a Tatra T87, who pays tribute to the aesthetic qualities of this design classic and captures the fascination of both designers and motor historians with the development of Tatra.
Über den Autor: Ivan Margolius is an author of memoirs and a number of books and articles on art, architecture, engineering, design and automobile history. Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, he studied architecture there. Following his arrival in London in 1966, he practised at Foster and Partners, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and Yorke Rosenberg Mardall. His interest in Czech politics, history, technology and design spurred-on his publishing ventures. Since 2000, Ivan is the owner of 1949 Tatra T600 Tatraplan. John G. Henry was born in Northern Ireland and studied in England. He is a projects manager involved in several important building designs in the United Kingdom and in the Middle East. Since his studies, he has been researching innovative achievements in automobile history.
Buchbeschreibung SAF Publishing Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Acceptable. previous owners name on 1st page Previously may have been exposed to water (dust cover) Pages stained from outside Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001233438
Buchbeschreibung SAF Publishing Ltd, Middlesex, 1990. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 160 p. Audience: General/trade. 0946719063 Good in good dust jacket. Ex-library. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Alibris.0002738
Buchbeschreibung SAF. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0946719063 Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket; Hardcover; Dust jacket is clean and intact with no tears, and has not been price-clipped (Now fitted with a new, Brodart jacket protector); Light wear to the boards; The textblock edges are unblemished; The endpapers and all text pages are clean and unmarked; The binding is excellent with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium-Large Format (Quatro, 9.75" - 10.75" tall); White dust jacket with drawing illustration of a car, and title in red lettering; 1990, SAF Publishing Ltd; 160 pages; "Tatra: Legacy of Hans Ledwinka," by Ivan Margolius & John G. Henry. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU-U14YH05907286
Buchbeschreibung SAF, England, 1990. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. The authors have covered the full history of the Tatra company, which is one of the oldest factories in continuous production, dating back to late 19th century. In so doing they have placed both Ledwinka and the Czechoslovak Tatra company back in their rightful place in the history of car design and provided the first fully comprehensive assessment of the Tatra car designs and their inspired creator. Inventory # M3724. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003239
Buchbeschreibung SAF, United Kingdom, 1990. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Book condition: very good, overdue recognition of the contributions made by Ledwinka to the automotive industry, filled with b/w illustrations and sketches the text presents the case that Ledwinka may have played a major role in the development of the air-cooled rear engine that became a large part of Volkswagens legacy, DJ features five color illustrations of ads for Tatra and shows a few shallow dents to the back, overall excellent, red cloth boards in excellent condition as is the interior, binding tight, 160 pages with index, 7.75 X 10 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006809
Buchbeschreibung SAF Publishing, England, 1990. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Veru Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. The story of the Tatra company, which originates in the Central European country Czechoslovakia, is one of the great innovation and avant-garde design in automobile engineering. It is also the story of Hans Ledwinka and his visionary concepts which have become highly influential, although undervalued contributions, in the development of car history. The authors have covered the full history of the Tatra company, which is one of the oldest factories in continuous automobile construction, dating back to the last century, By doing this they have placed both Ledwinka and the Czechoslovak Tatra company back in their rightful place in the history of car design and provided the first fully comprehensive assessment of the influence of Tatra car designs and their inspired creator. Dust jacket is in a clear protective removeable sleeve. Size: 160 Pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001925
Buchbeschreibung SAF Publishing Ltd 1990-03-23, 1990. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. First Edition. 0946719063. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 661517
Buchbeschreibung SAF, 1990. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. We have been selling books online for nearly 20 years, so buy with confidence. Every order is shipped the same day or the next day. This is a used book in good condition and may show some signs of use or wear . Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0002335797