- Full Description
This very scarce book was published by US Steel in 1962. It is a glimpse into US Steel's idea of the future for steel technology, engineering and design for future cars and multi-use transportation vehicles. It was designed and illustrated by Syd Mead. This is one of five books Syd Mead illustrated for US Steel that included "Concepts", "Progressions", "Innovations" and "Interface". These were promotional books sent to the heads of automotive design centers, engineers and the like and not sold commercially to the public. Thus, these books remain quite scarce. This copy includes a 9x12 "Data Specification Card" with sliding panels; we are unsure if this is simply laid in or actually was included with some or all books.
Syd Mead is regarded as one of America's most influential "visual futurist" designers and concept artists. He illustrated books and catalogues for large corporate clients such as Allis Chalmers, Phillips Electronics and United States Steel long before his work in the movie industry on films like Blade Runner, Star Trek, Aliens and Tron.
Includes four color acetate sheet overlays showing a futuristic car's component break down: 1. Outer Shell: 2. Engine & Seating: 3. Structure/Unibody: 4. Suspension.
Note: This is an out of print, used and/or rare book. It is not as-new, in "mint" condition. Front cover, back cover and spine are bright white and very clean with embossed pattern--I believe this is white leather. There are four clear plastic pages with color overlays. All inside pages are clean with no fading, marks or cuts. All color illustrations are rich and bright. Cover shows a tiny bit of soiling from handling, and lower right corners are both lightly bumped. There are a couple light marks on the endpapers, and where they are glued down there is a minor discoloration, mostly on the rear eps. Overall condition is very good to fine, or fine minus.
- Additional Information
Item Code RB1092 Publisher United States Steel Publish Date 1962 Print Status Out of Print Condition Very Good to Fine minus. See full description for details. Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 14x11 # Pages 95pg Color Full Color