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plee4139
09-09-2018, 04:45 AM
This month's Hemming's Classic Cars features a review of a book about the women designers in the auto industry. I requested it from my local library. I'm certain that there will be mentions of those who worked at Studebaker, primarily on exterior colors and interior design. Sorry, I don't have the article anymore so I can't give the title. Duh...

8E45E
09-09-2018, 08:28 AM
https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/damsels-in-design-women-pioneers/9780764354359-item.html?ikwid=damsels+in+design&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

Craig

DEEPNHOCK
09-09-2018, 09:07 AM
Helen Dryden was a great designer for her era....

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/index.php/2016/02/17/helen-dryden-fashion-illustration-and-automobile-hardware-design/

showbizkid
09-10-2018, 02:02 AM
I have asked nicely before: please use DESCRIPTIVE post titles. One-word titles like “book” are useless for describing the contents of the post. Please, be thoughtful and make your titles useful. :)

plee4139
09-10-2018, 03:59 AM
https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/damsels-in-design-women-pioneers/9780764354359-item.html?ikwid=damsels+in+design&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

Craig

Thanks, Craig. I'm always interested in new publishers and distributors of books on topics which interest me.

sals54
09-10-2018, 09:13 AM
I always wondered why my car had a built in ironing board on the passenger side. To give the little lady something to do while I drive.
C'mon... Just kidding.

8E45E
09-10-2018, 01:03 PM
I always wondered why my car had a built in ironing board on the passenger side. To give the little lady something to do while I drive.

I always wondered why my Studebaker has a jewelry box in the glove compartment with a mirror.

Craig

plee4139
09-20-2018, 05:00 AM
Update on this book: I found it to be very well researched and comprehensive, with lots of photographs of cars, and bios of the women involved. There was a big problem, however, as there were numerous mistakes in car information i.e.: identifying a '56 Cadillac as a '50, and so forth. There were also hand-written corrections(!) which must have been added after the deadline for copy. I've seen this in other car history-related publications, and with all the information sources easily available, there is no excuse for sloppy and factual errors. The internet, and especially, Facebook are chockablock with wrong years, wrong models, wrong marques, and I correct every one I see. Call me a nitpicker if you wish, but I feel that any book purporting to be factual, that is, non-fiction, should be accurate. I am a published author of a memoir, and it was researched and edited and re-edited and proof read by many people, so even if you didn't like the book at least it was factual.