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Porsche, Ferdinand (1875–1951)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Porsche was an Austrian self-taught mechanical engineer specializing in vehicle design, although most famous for his work in the automotive industry. Beginning his career working for Jakob Lohner & Co. in Vienna where he made coaches...

Tatra

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Czech manufacturer Tatra was one of the world’s oldest commercial automobile and truck manufacturers. It was founded in 1850 as Schustala & Company, later Nesselsdorfer Wagenbau-Fabriksgesellschaft, a wagon manufacturer, which produced...

Porsche Design (1972–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Ferdinand Alexander Porsche (1935–2012), grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, left the eponymous motor company in 1972 and set up his own design studio under the name Porsche Design, in Zell am See, Austria. The business concentrates on luxury...

Porsche

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Porsche is a German automobile brand belonging to Volkswagen AG (VW). The origins of the company date to 1931, when Ferdinand Porsche (1875–1951) established Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche GmbH as an independent design bureau in Stuttgart....

Volkswagen

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Volkswagen is a German automobile manufacturer, founded in 1937 as a factory for the Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF), an organization within the Nazi Party, which had replaced the dissolved manufacturing unions in establishing a totalitarian...

Ferdinand Porsche

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...Porsche was an Austrian self-taught mechanical engineer specializing in vehicle design, although most famous for his work in the automotive industry. Beginning hiscareer working for Jakob Lohner & Co. in Vienna where he made coaches...