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Benz, Karl (1844–1927) and Bertha (1847–1944)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...German automobile inventors and manufacturers of the first commercial motor vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine, and founders of Benz & Company Rheinische Gasmotoren-Fabrik, commonly known as Benz & Cie, later part...

Alfa Romeo

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Alfa Romeo is an Italian automobile manufacturer, specializing in the building and racing of sports cars. The legend started in 1910, when Cavalier Ugo Stella acquired the shares of Societa Italiana Automobolo Darraq, the Italian plant...

Berlinetta

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...An Italian term—a diminutive of “berlina”—indicating a sporty kind of coupé car, with a closed body. Usually two seater and with two doors, this car type can also include 2+2 configurations. From the mid-twentieth century berlinetta designs...

Sacco, Bruno (1933–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italian automobile designer, Sacco, born in Udine, was the head of design at Daimler-Benz—now known as Mercedes-Benz—for the last quarter of the twentieth century. Having studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Turin...

Moskvitch

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Moskvitch is a Russian brand of automobile produced by the Moscow-based manufacturer AZLK (itself established in 1930). It began production in 1946 on the assembly line of the Opel Kadett requisitioned from Germany as a war reparation....

Mercedes-Benz

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Mercedes-Benz is a German automobile brand belonging to Daimler AG. The company dates to 1886, when Carl Benz (1844–1921) introduced the first internal combustion motor vehicle in the world. The present company was formed in 1926...

Citroën

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Citroën is one of the major European automobile manufacturers and is known for its innovation and revolutionary engineering. Initially established in Paris by André-Gustave Citroën in 1919 as an arms factory, the company began producing...

Innocenti

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Innocenti is an Italian automotive and engineering company founded by Ferdinando Innocenti in the early 1930s. In the 1920s Innocenti began exploring possible applications of metal tubes, setting the company’s commercial office and factory...

Renault (1899–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Renault is a French automobile manufacturer founded in 1899 in Paris by the brothers Louis, Marcel, and Fernand Renault. After the Second World War, and the death of Louis Renault, the company was nationalized and expanded to produce...

Giacosa, Dante (1905–96)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Automotive designer, born in Rome, Italy, Giacosa’s name is associated with a series of popular cars manufactured by Fiat, especially compact city models like the Nuova 500. He joined the group after graduating...