Consider for a moment that the design elements of an automobile are the result of the same thinking that architects use in their design of houses, office buildings, museums and churches. The authors of the book Carchitecture not only considered it but supplied graphic examples.
Fredric Winkowski and Frank D. Sullivan have compiled 500 “up close” photographs of specific automobile design features that the reader can equate with architecture. The authors provide a four and a half page introduction to justify their premise and they offer two pages of “Witticisms, Quotes and Quips.” Chapters include Curves, Lines, Symmetry, Reflections, Emblems, Interiors, Engines and seven more.
Carchitecture is a book for students of design, automotive aficionados and photography buffs. It is not a reference book and is too small to be a coffee-table book, but it sure is interesting to look at and try to identify the cars in the images. Hint….the vehicle description is lightly printed at the bottom of each page….but don’t peak until you made your observations.
This fun, little book is available at www.amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and your favorite book emporium.