June 1, 2009.
Steven Cavalieri's illustrations are simply stunning. The detail of each vehicle will make you think you are looking at a retouched photograph.
Italian Racing Red is available now while French Racing Blue and German Racing Silver are shipping next week.
Automotive historian Karl Ludvigsen is the chief editor of the 'Racing Colours' book series. Steven has worked on 'Italian Racing Red,' 'French Racing Blue,' and 'German Racing Silver'—and hopefully there will be more titles to come!
There is an additional book in the series called "British Racing Green" in which Steven Cavalieri did not create the illustrations. Those illustrations were created by another fantastic automotive artist named Steve Anderson.
The books are available through Amazon, Borders, directly from Ian Allan Publishing, and through other fine book sellers. They are now receiving many favorable reviews from online and print outlets for Italian Racing Red and hope readers feel the same about the upcoming books.
The series "Racing Colours" takes a country-centric approach to reviewing the history of auto racing. No other sport has been influenced by popular culture, heated politics, the environment, technology, and even world conflicts more than auto racing. The illustrations in this series needed to stand up to the scrutiny of automotive enthusiasts, owners, and historians around the globe.
Also, each car illustrated for this series was created in an "event specific" configuration—meaning that practically every car was prepared differently for individual events and for specific drivers. They endeavored to accurately render each car as it would have looked as raced in each highlighted event . This adds numerous hours of research to each project but delivers a historically and visually correct experience to the reader. This attention to detail and the country specific perspective sets the 'Racing Colours' series apart and will make a great addition to any enthusiasts library.
Steven Cavalieri. Artist Artwork highlighting the designs of ten historic racing cars in each of the Racing Colours series have been created expressly for this work by Steven Cavalieri. With a youthful ambition ‘to be a racing driver and a car designer,’ Cavalieri studied at California’s Art Center College of Design. After two decades as a creative director for various companies Cavalieri ‘decided it was time to try get back to a career involving cars.’ He did so as a widely published illustrator of motor cars for automobile publications. Cavalieri’s work strongly manifests his enthusiasm for his subject and his practical knowledge of automotive anatomy. He brings his own research resources to every project. With his insightful renderings featured in such publications as Corvette Magazine, Bimmer Magazine, and Classic & Sports Car, Steven Cavalieri has gained recognition as a preeminent practitioner in his field.
(source: Steven Cavalieri)
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