13 Best Pictorial Automotive Books

List Updated May 2020

Bestselling Pictorial Automotive Books in 2020


Car: The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile

Car: The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Motor City Barn Finds: Detroit's Lost Collector Cars

Motor City Barn Finds: Detroit's Lost Collector Cars
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • MOTORBKS

Muscle Cars An Illustrated Guide

Muscle Cars An Illustrated Guide
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Chartwell Books

Lost Car Companies of Detroit

Lost Car Companies of Detroit
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Classic Ford Pickups 2018 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar with Foil Stamped Cover, Motor Truck (Multilingual Edition)

Classic Ford Pickups 2018 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar with Foil Stamped Cover, Motor Truck (Multilingual Edition)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • 2018 Calendar featuring beautiful full color images for every month of the year.
  • Includes Holidays and Observances
  • Perfect for office spaces, bedrooms, classrooms and more!
  • Makes a great gift for friends and family!
  • Keep your appointments and Birthdays organized in one place!

2018 Dream Cars Wall Calendar

2018 Dream Cars Wall Calendar
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • 2018 Calendar featuring beautiful full color images for every month of the year.
  • Includes Holidays and Observances
  • Perfect for office spaces, bedrooms, classrooms and more!
  • Makes a great gift for friends and family!
  • Keep your appointments and Birthdays organized in one place!

My Dad Had That Car: A Nostalgic Look at the American Automobile, 1920-1990

My Dad Had That Car: A Nostalgic Look at the American Automobile, 1920-1990
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

Supercars 2018: 16 Month Calendar Includes September 2017 Through December 2018

Supercars 2018: 16 Month Calendar Includes September 2017 Through December 2018
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Classic Car: The Definitive Visual History

Classic Car: The Definitive Visual History
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • DK Publishing Dorling Kindersley

Clymer Suzuki DR250-350, 1990-1994: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Repair (CLYMER MOTORCYCLE REPAIR)

Clymer Suzuki DR250-350, 1990-1994: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Repair (CLYMER MOTORCYCLE REPAIR)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Clymer motorcycle repair manuals are written specifically for the do-it-yourself motorcycle enthusiast.
  • Whether it's routine maintenance, troubleshooting or more extensive repairs involving engine and transmission overhaul, Clymer manuals provide the information you need to maintain and repair your motorcycle.
  • The step-by-step procedures, detailed photos and extensive exploded parts views in each manual are based on the complete disassembly of the bike.
  • Unlike the O.E.M.
  • factory manuals, which are designed for the professional motorcycle mechanic, Clymer shop manuals are designed specifically for the first time user.

Ford Pictorial-6/1925-give-a-way item-pix of early Ford cars-with envelope-FN

Ford Pictorial-6/1925-give-a-way item-pix of early Ford cars-with envelope-FN
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

2004-2006 Hot Cars pictorial booklet

2004-2006 Hot Cars pictorial booklet
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020

GM Transmission Troubleshooter

GM Transmission Troubleshooter
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Features a reference and pictorial guide for automotive transmissions
  • Offers OBD-2 Generic OBD-2 Transmission DTC (code) Listing
  • Covers these transmissions: 4L30E, 4L60E, 4L80E, 5L50E, 4T40E, 4T60E, and 4T80E

HISTORICAL BOOKS - the Saint Johns Bible, Handwritten and Illuminated by Donald Jackson

One volume of a seven-volume series of illuminated books of the Bible taking twelve years to complete.

This Historical Books volume--as the others--comes as close to the original in appearance and quality as possible in a printed book. The pages are off-white resembling the vellum pages of the medieval illuminated religious books which are the inspiration and model for the St. John's Bible project. Beginning paragraphs of sections have decorative initials of their first words, with the text in a legible medieval cursive. Medieval writing and art techniques using eggs, feathers, calf skin, hand-ground inks, and gold and silver accent were used for different parts of the book. The illuminations--i. e., illustrations--are bright and shimmering. For the most, they are abstract, geometric, mosaic-like designs, in some cases with figures or symbols as a part of them. In keeping with the style of medieval books, besides larger illustrations, the Historical Books has some smaller marginal illustrations (sometimes called vignettes). In this volume, these are mostly insects, e. g., ants, honey bees. The illustrated matter of insects--while it may seem idiosyncratic--is also in keeping with the medieval illuminated books--in which are found images of cows, cats, and other animals of the agrarian culture of the period.

Medieval illuminated books were the inspiration and model for this and the other St. John's Bible volumes. But Jackson and the other artists did not confine themselves to the ancient model. Artistic director Jackson aimed for a modernized, ecumenical style. Middle Eastern and Judaic imagery as well as Catholic as in the Middle Age books can be seen in the illustrations; and there are touches of Hebrew and Greek script mostly as marginal complements to the basic cursive script of the text. The work is an artistic delight for any reader. But as for the Middle Age illuminated books made by monks working in scriptoria, this work was done mainly with a religious purpose in mind. Like the medieval books, it is basically a work of religious art intended to be a form of praise of God for believers.

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