Architecture

Alberto Bassi, Marco Mulazzani

The Flying Machines of Corradino D’Ascanio

The Flying Machines of Corradino D’Ascanio
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Corradino D'Ascanio, known almost exclusively as the designer of the Vespa, but also a pioneer in the field of aeronautics.
English edition.

[The flying machines of Corradino D’Ascanio]. The book on Corradino D’Ascanio (1891-1981) draws attention to a figure known above all as the designer of the Vespa scooter, but also active, since the years between the two world wars, in the field of aeronautics. Working for Piaggio from 1932 on, D’Ascanio designed not only the standard Vespa and its well-known offshoots, but also many experimental prototypes, collaborating with the racing sector of the company in Pontedera. Illustrated with over 120 images, including period photographs, drawings and working sketches, the book is divided into three sections: the early works of D’Ascanio as designer of airplanes, motors, propellers and other patented inventions; the designs and creation of different prototypes for helicopters; the development of the Vespa, related products and record-setting motorscooters.


Format
17x24
Binding
paperback with flaps
Pages
112
Year of publication
1999
ISBN
9788843573042
Language
English
Genre
Architecture
Publisher
Electa

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