When the first issue of Auto&Design was published, in the Autumn of 1979, no one yet imagined the profound transformations that the arrival of digital technology would stamp on the magazine’s two relevant sectors: publishing and car design. Our magazine’s forty-year history, with the attendant evolution of automobile style, are gathered together in the volume “Auto&Design – The Story of the Project”, a book that tells the story of the stylistic evolution of the last four decades through protypes, concept cars, and objects.

The book gathers together the design stories, with the original drawings, of around 20 spectacular concept cars that have made history. These include: the Machimoto of Italdesign Giugiaro and the Pininfarina Mythos from the 1980s; the Fiat Maggiora Scia, the Alfa Romeo Proteo, and the Lancia Dialogos from the 1990s; the Citroën C-Airdream and the Volvo YCC from the 2000s; and the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio and the Bertone Pandion from the last decade.

The stories are introduced by a preface for each period, to introduce the historical moment of the models’ production through the main current events and the stylistic context of the era. The volume is available in our store – click here to immediately purchase your copy in a limited and numbered edition.