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The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form

According to renowned designer Chris Bangle: “You will never find a better description of what car design is all about than [by reading] this book. Just take out the word ‘nude’ and insert the word ‘car’ and it all becomes crystal clear.”

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The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form by Kenneth Clark has won the acclaim of The New York Times, which stated it was “as much a pleasure to read as it is informative and provocative.” It’s a book that covers the art of the Greeks and extends through to the works of Renoir and Moore, examining the ever-changing fashions in what has constituted the ideal nude as a basis of humanist form.

But perhaps another more acute observation, by renowned car designer Chris Bangle no less, is the reason it is on this list. According to Bangle: “You will never find a better description of what car design is all about than [by reading] this book. Just take out the word ‘nude’ and insert the word ‘car’ and it all becomes crystal clear.”

Bangle goes on to say that the book “should be the classroom textbook for car designers”, which cements the reasoning for having it available for sale here.

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