The Atlas of Car Design: The World's Most Iconic Cars (Onyx Edition)Jason Barlow, with Guy Bird and an introduction by Brett Berk

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A ground-breaking survey of more than 650 of the most exceptional cars ever designed, organized geographically

The Atlas of Car Design is a global survey of the world’s greatest car designs, featuring more than 650 of the most revered (and occasionally reviled) models, from more than 190 manufacturers and more than 30 countries. Organized geographically then chronologically by decade, the book covers more than a century of exceptional and noteworthy car design – from Japanese cult classics, French Art-Deco masterpieces, German iconic models, Italian icons, and British performance machines, to American styling sensations, and pop culture and family favorites. This fresh take on an eternally popular subject, charts car design’s evolution across centuries and continents. Packed with images, combining period photography, studio shots, and original car advertising, the book’s oversized format generously displays the cars in all their remarkable detail. With captivating texts that tell stories of engineering feats, economic twists and turns, high-society lifestyles, and the desires of the masses, this book is a must-have for car and design fans of every kind. 


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 340 × 240 mm (13 3/8 × 9 1/2 in)
  • Pages: 568 pp
  • Illustrations: 750 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838665999

Jason Barlow is a motoring, design, and culture journalist, a broadcaster, and a long-standing columnist for British GQ. He’s also editor-at-large for BBC Top Gear magazine. Barlow has written for The Times, Guardian, and Independent newspapers, and was nominated for a British Press Award for his weekly car column in the Daily Telegraph. He has also presented numerous television programmes during his 30-year career.

Guy Bird is a London-based writer and editor specializing in cars and car design, as well as aviation, architecture, street art, sneakers, and music.

Brett Berk is a freelance writer and automotive journalist, whose work has appeared in Architectural Digest, Car and Driver, New York Times, Road & Track, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, among many others.