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David Kimble's Cutaways: Techniques and the Stories Behind the Art Hardcover – September 17, 2015
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"This book is a must-have for any automotive or art fan." (Airbrush Action 2015-11-20)
"This is a wonderful book with many gorgeous illustrations of the cutaways." (Bill O'Malley IPMS/USA 2015-11-23)
"Kimble's book is generously illustrated with his drawings, of course, but he also tells the stories behind the drawings, how he came to be contracted to do them, and the research he did to be able to make them as accurate as possible. If you're an automotive nerd like I am, this is great stuff." (Ol' Skool Rodz 2015-11-30)
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"If you're a fan of automotive art, this is a must-own." (The News Wheel 2016-06-20)
Gold Medal Winner and Best of Books Winner (2015 IAMC Award Winner 2016-08-03)
From the Back Cover
For enthusiasts reading magazines such as Motor Trend, Road & Track, and others, David Kimble is no stranger. His brilliant cutaway artwork has been gracing the pages of those publications for years. Whether he illustrated engines, transmissions, full-car chassis, sports cars, race cars, or classics, his cutaway artwork revealed, in excruciating detail, things that a camera lens could never capture. In David Kimble’s Cutaways: The Techniques and the Stories Behind the Art, Kimble reveals the secrets, techniques, procedures, and dedication to craft that is required to produce these amazing illustrations. He covers the step-by-step procedures while producing fresh artwork for this book featuring a McLaren Can-Am car as well as a vintage Harley-Davidson. Although the procedures covered here are unique to Kimble, and pretty much a pipe dream to mere mortals, this book provides an inside look into how he does it. Also included are the stories and tales of how it all started, traveling the world to illustrate cars, behind the scenes with manufacturers, the Corvette years, as well as a gallery of many other illustrations.
Never before has David Kimble provided a look into his cutaway “skunkworks,” or shared the procedures for bringing these beautiful technical illustrations to life. This book is a must-have for any automotive or art fan.
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Top Customer Reviews
He even mentioned his work in the same sentence with Da Vinci. This is simply preposterous bordering on the hallucinatory.
I have an extensive library of automotive books, acquired over 50 years, but found this book to be over-priced and too egocentric.
Admittedly, I love the look of cars (especially old ones), but I don’t actually know much beyond driving and maintaining them, so some of the descriptions/terms went right over my head. I still really enjoyed the book though, and I think anyone, ranging from those just curious about cars or drawings to full out car enthusiasts, would appreciate reading this.
David Kimble’s Cutaways: Techniques & Stories Behind the Art disabused me of that foolish notion. It was a little bit of a slow process. The photo and film work described in this book were new to me and took careful reading. I also spend a hell of a lot of time looking at the pictures. Everything from cars and motorcycles to cruise ships and factories is shaved open for an inside look. I hauled out my magnifying glass for some of these. If you can get away from the Starship Enterprise cutaway in less than ten minutes there is something bad wrong with you.
I started out well with the descriptions of drawings in chapter one. Chapter two brought out the airbrushes and moved away from anything that I was familiar with. I became completely lost with the introduction of film positives. But I persisted and, in the end, learned quite a bit and along the way was hugely entertained. Each chapter adds a bit toward the story of forty years learning and practicing a highly skilled trade. It is a wonderful journey and one that I recommend highly.
I came away from this fine book having learned a bit and enjoyed a lot. You cannot ask more than that of a volume.