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BELLISSIMA! THE ITALIAN AUTOMOTIVE RENAISSANCE, 1945-1975. Robert Cumberford et al. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, 2016. Published in association with Skira Rizzoli, Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York. 176 pp. with 200 col. ills. 25 x 32 cm. ISBN 9780847847518 In English.
Publisher's description: Catalogue to accompany the Frist Center's new car exhibition Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance: 1945 to 1975, a follow-up to their 2013 exhibition Sensuous Steel: Art-Deco Automobiles. Following on the success of blockbusters Speed, Style, and Beauty: Cars from the Ralph Lauren Collection , Art of the Motorcycle, and The Allure of the Automobile, Bellissima! focuses on a selection of rare mid-century Italian coach-built cars and concept cars, and three unique, trend-setting motorcycles. Bellissima! will appeal to a broad general public interested in pop culture, Italian and mid-century industrial design, and post-WWII history; it will engage the academic audience, auto lovers, and design enthusiasts alike.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — Post-1945 — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 70,75
Worldwide Number: 082405
Hardcover $45.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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