Rizzoli Books Are Now Available In The Petrolicious Shop
Trust us: there are plenty of car books out there. While we enjoy most, there are a select few that hit the right balance between design, writing, photography, and overall tone. In our opinion, Rizzoli Books publishes some of the best, which is why we’re delighted to say you can now get its titles from our Shop. From dream cars to Italian motoring history to BMW motorcycles, here’s what’s currently in stock.
Bellissima!: The Italian Automotive Renaissance
When art and engineering converge, the results can be startling or even jarring, but always memorable. Showcasing a period in time that will almost surely never be repeated, Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945–1975, reveals the visual dynamism and spirit of innovation that characterized the Italian coachbuilt cars, concept cars and even motorcycles produced during the country’s Second World War recovery.
BMW: Motorcycles of the Century
Extensively researched, beautifully illustrated and logically organized, BMW: Motorcycles of the Century looks at every production motorcycle manufactured by BMW from 1923 to 2000. Models are examined by decade, with technical specifications and history for each and every model reviewed. This must surely be a reference book that belongs in every BMW collector’s library.
Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas
Exploring revolutionary automobile design from the early 1930s to the present day, Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas examines rare concept cars created by some of the biggest and boldface names in the automotive field that pushed the limits of the imagination and shaped the future of the industry.
Fiat 500: The Design Book
The original Fiat 500 of 1957-1960 offered economy, versatility, and style: qualities that propelled the little car that could into the history books as an automotive design icon. For today’s iteration of the Cinquecento, Fiat’s engineers and designers looked back to the original. Fiat 500: The Design Book offers up a peek into the important process that shapes a car before it goes into production, and the influences that contributed to the design of the today’s contemporary version.
Giorgetto Giugiaro: The Genius of Design
Responsible for penning such notable automotive design as the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta, De Tomaso Mangusta, Maserati Ghibli, Iso Grifo, DeLorean DMC-12, BMW M1, Volkswagen Golf, as well as camera bodies for Nikon, computer prototypes for Apple, and even a Pasta shape, Italian designer Georgetto Giugiaro is undoubtedly one of the preeminent designers of the 20th Century. Giorgetto Giugiaro: The Genius of Design takes an in-depth look at the life and work of the automotive and design luminary named Car Designer of the Century in 1999 and inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2002.
Maserati: The Evolution of Style
The House of the Trident turned 100 years old in 2014, founded in 1914 by Alfieri Maserati and his three brothers, Bindo, Ernesto, and Ettore. Within that time, the company has cultivated advances and triumphs in engineering, speed, and sheer beauty. Maserati: The Evolution of Style profiles a dozen of the storied company’s most iconic and stylish vehicles such as the A6, Bora, and Berlinetta through to the more contemporary Quattroporte, Ghibli, GranTurismo, and forthcoming Alfieri, a glimpse into the company’s design future.
Along the way, Maserati has continuously sought to redefine what a stylish vehicle is. While we might be unsure what future Maserati’s will look like in another century, we imagine the Maserati brothers will still be proud of the company that bears their name.
The Art of the Racing Motorcycle: 100 Years of Designing for Speed
Covering the often intersecting areas of company’s, technology, and of course the people who made it all possible with innovative designs and performance solutions, The Art of the Racing Motorcycle: 100 Years of Designing for Speed is an illustrated love letter to Motorcycle history over the past 100-years. With more than fifty bikes curated, the book charts design evolution—and at times revolution—by profiling examples of the major breakthrough racing motorcycles starting with the earliest pioneers to the latest super bikes of today.