A Quiet Greatness – Japan's Most Astonishing Automobiles for the Collector and Enthusiast
A Quiet Greatness, Japan's Most Astonishing Automobiles for the Collector and Enthusiast, is the most in-depth, authoritative guide to collectible Japanese cars ever created.
A Quiet Greatness, Japan's Most Astonishing Automobiles for the Collector and Enthusiast, is the most in-depth, authoritative guide to collectible Japanese cars ever created. This four-volume set (plus supplement and index) includes sports cars, touring cars, and Japanese cars in motorsports. Beautifully designed and written for car collectors and enthusiasts alike, A Quiet Greatness is resplendent with stunning photography, and rich with technical details, original charts, and diagrams.
Six years in the making, A Quiet Greatness was created by Mark R. Brinker and Myron T. Vernis, and designed by Richard M. Baron, former Art and Design Director of Road & Track magazine for 32 years.
Produced by a high-quality printer of art books, A Quiet Greatness was created as an encyclopedic showpiece to be kept and enjoyed for years. The set weighs 35 lbs. and arrives in a slipcase with spot varnish and custom-cropped top corners to always keep the book-set beautifully organized and easy to access.
Each book has a thick, laminated hard cover, designed for durability and years of enjoyment. One of the first artistic details you'll see is the edge of every page is painted with a pop of bright red - reminiscent of a Japanese Hanko. Printed on 100 lb. art paper, the full-color pages also have the added touch of a spot-gloss varnish over each image to enhance the aesthetic. All information on the cars is organized alphabetically and chronologically by marque.
Inside, you'll find cars you know and love, but there are also many that will be a delight to discover. Both Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) cars and those exported to other markets are covered in great detail. And, like the authors, you may just find yourself enticed to add a car or two to your collection. Packed with historic details, the authors go deep into the stories collectors and enthusiasts crave.
- Mark R. Brinker and Myron T. Vernis
- Publishing Date
- 30 x 30 cm
- Number of pages
- 4 volumes with slipcase
Reviews (2) - Review moderation
An excellent, very heavy and very large package. Perfect descriptions of mostly sports Japan cars. Unfortunately I can imagine the other most representative cars like Nissan President, Toyota Century, Crown and others - we can hope that the Package II, III will be born (including many standard cars or SUV). The pictures are also super - but sometimes across tho pages which is not very good. Also it would be nice to have standard base technical data at each car. It would made the book more consistent. But in spite of these comments I am giving 5 stars for this exceptionally box.
Captivant , passionnant , parfois curieux , photographies sublimes. Livraison et emballage parfait... Merci Motors Mania!