Automobile Design

Beauty & Efficiency


The progressive and innovative design and mechanics of the Marmon Sixteen – a custom-made, sixteen cylinder automobile manufactured in 1931 by the Indianapolis Marmon Motor Car Co. are promoted in this two volume publication.  The book details the theories and goals of the head designer, Walter Dorwin Teague (1883-1960), and the engineer, Howard C.
Marmon Sixteen, Walter Dorwin Teague, Howard C. Marmon, Industrial Design, Automobile Design

A Fabric with a Touch of Tomorrow


America 1957.  Eisenhower was the President. Elvis was the King. And Ford Motor Company introduced its new 1957 automobiles, a “new kind of Ford with a touch of tomorrow.”  The new Fords were wider, longer, lower, and zippier.
Ford Motor Company, Automobile Design, Fairlane 500 Club, Town Victoria, Marianne Strengell

Quicktake: Tata Nano


Quicktake: Tata Nano—The People's Car On view February 18 - April 25, 2010 Unveiled last year in India by Tata Motors, India's largest automobile manufacturer, the Tata Nano is targeted to families who had not previously been able to afford a car. Billed as "the people's car," the base model starts at $2,500 in India and can accommodate up to five adults. A bright, sunshine yellow Nano will be on display in Cooper-Hewitt's Great Hall, along with diagrams and photos illustrating its concept, development and production.
Tata Nano, Quicktake, Automobile Design, car, India, installation