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Bug: The Strange Mutations of the World's Most Famous Automobile

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A VW ad in the 60s described the Beetle and the Coke bottle as the two best-known shapes in the world. It is hard to imagine any other object whose bio-graphy includes as vital players Adolf Hitler, Henry Ford, Charles Manson, Walt Disney, and Woody Allen. As much a character as a car, a hero and an antihero, the Bug has had a Zelig-like knack for appearing again and again ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 3rd 2002 by Simon & Schuster
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A really fun book that documents this cultural icon from Hitler's pet project to that zeitgeist shape of the late 1990s: the Bondi Blue iMac, its erstwhile partner in design.
As a VW owner and semi-enthusiast, I found this book to be very informative and entertaining to read. Appealing to the historian-cum-car geek in all of us.
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Phil Patton is a contributing editor at Departures, Esquire, and I.D., a contributing writer at Wired and an automotive design writer for The New York Times. Phil was a regular contributor to The New York Times Home and Garden section and, in 1998, originated the "Public Eye" column. He has written many books including: Made in USA: The Secret Histories of the Things That Made America (Grove-Weide ...more
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