Figoni on Delahaye

Richard S. Adatto et Diana E. Meredith, photos Michael Furman

236,97 €

Éditeur : Dalton Watson

Référence : LN05683

Figoni on Delahaye pays homage to the artistic genius of Joseph Figoni and the beautiful bodies he both designed and built for Delahaye. The book shows the evolution of his creative process, illustrated through his pen and pencil drawings and designs.

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Written by Richard Adatto, noted expert on French coachbuilders, and co-writer Diana Meredith, Figoni on Delahaye pays homage to the artistic genius of Joseph Figoni and the beautiful bodies he both designed and built for Delahaye. The book shows the evolution of his creative process, illustrated through his pen and pencil drawings and designs. He also used clay models and truescale wire mock-ups mounted on the chassis, but only his drawings and a small wooden model survive. Today, modern photographs, many by renowned automotive photographer Michael Furman, allow us to appreciate the unique features of these decades-old cars, now restored to their original splendor. In addition, the notebooks, vintage photographs, and historical documents in the Figoni Archive help tell the full story of many cars. Over fifty Delahayes are featured in detail, each with striking Figoni coachwork. Many drawings, several never published before, are included in a unique appendix to the book, entitled Joseph Figoni’s Designs and Drawings.

Claude Figoni, Joseph’s son, provides a vivid account of his father’s humble beginnings, his growth as a craftsman and artist, his difficulties during World War II, and his eventual recognition as France’s premier coachbuilder. Figoni on Delahaye also includes Richard Adatto’s personal recollections of his encounters with car owners and admirers, of finding cars long believed lost, and of meeting restorers and historians whose passion for Figoni-designed cars equals his own.

In August 2023, in recognition of the influence of the ideas of Joseph Figoni on the custom coachbuilders of the 1930s and beyond, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Carrosserie Automobile Joseph Figoni. The event will feature three classes of Figoni-bodied cars in the largest exhibit of Figoni coachwork ever assembled. The occasion will be a fitting tribute to an extraordinary artist and visionary.

Delahaye
LN05683
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Auteur
Richard S. Adatto et Diana E. Meredith, photos Michael Furman
Éditeur
Dalton Watson
Date de parution
2023
Format
24 x 28,5 cm
ISBN
9781956309133
Illustration
300
Nombre de pages
328
Langue
Anglais
Etat
Neuf
Reliure
Couverture rigide sous coffret

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Livre bien fait et bien documente. Quelques photos sont deja dans d‘autres ouvrages. Produit de haute qualite, vous etes dans la bonne direction, comme toujours.

Par Jean D. le 21/09/2023
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A very nice book with a lot of high-quality studio photos. There are quite a few drawings and some sketches of Figoni. Most of the pictures in and around the Figoni workshop have been published before but they are printed in a higher quality and in a larger format. The cars described go with the usual list of former owners. These can be boring but some are quite entertaining

Par Jacques H. le 21/09/2023
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Très belle documentation

Par Jean-Pierre M. le 14/09/2023

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