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One Formula - 50 years of car design

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Motoring Awards 2019 finalistA close collaboration between the legendary automotive designer Gordon Murray and award-winning author Philip Porter, One Formula is a two-volume blockbuster that has taken more than two years to complete. Covering in detail every one of Murray's 70+ designs, including those he never built, the books are comprehensive, detailed, punchy and fascinating.

Apart from the design story, much of it in Murray's own words, the books are packed with illustrations from his extraordinary archives, including pages from his notebooks, original sketches, correspondence, drawings and behind-the-scenes photographs. These are supplemented by stunning period racing shots by many leading motoring photographers.

The range and breadth of Gordon Murray's automotive designs is unique: from World Championship-winning Formula 1 cars to his extraordinary flat-packed vehicle for Africa, from his pre-eminent McLaren F1 supercar to brilliant tiny city cars, from the first sports car he built himself to his revolutionary iStream manufacturing system, it is all in these two heavy and ultra stylish volumes.

Author: Philip Porter

Specification: Two-book set, slip-cased, 948 page extent, 1,200+ illustrations, 300 x 300 mm

ISBN 978-1-907085-30-7

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Jake B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Above and beyond

Shannon did an outstanding job of finding and putting together a book set for me when no others were available.

Patrick V.
Belgium Belgium
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One of the best books I have recently bought

Gordon Murray is one of the greatest designers of all time so this book is a must have!

United Kingdom United Kingdom
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50 years of F1

Still trying to get a Friend to ship it to me in the states

Gabor S.
Hungary Hungary
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A thing of enthusiastic beauty

This book didn't come cheap but was worth all the pennies. Probably one of the most beautiful books I've ever got my hands on. Exciting, unbelievably nice in the layout, this is a must have for all f1 fans, and anyone who seeks to try to understand pure determination. Thank you!

Padraig H.
Ireland Ireland
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One formula

Excellent book .about expensive but fabulous layout