Robert Opron – Automobile and Art (English edition)

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ROBERT OPRON, automobile and art – limited edition


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Nowadays, countless admirers collect and cherish many of Opron’s creations. ‘Robert Opron, automobile and art’, gives a good impression of Opron’s vast oeuvre and his work methods. Opron’s restless and creative mind is born out by his fascinating career that was marked by the usual professional highs and lows, but always retained a surprising and sparkling continuity. ‘First come the words, then the drawings, and finally the models’. This book gives a well organized impression of both.

In this standard work, for the first time the views of the professional Robert Opron are highlighted, as well as the circumstances of his work for a number of car manufacturers. This book was written for designers, stylists, artists and numerous admirers of Opron’s work for Simca, Citroen, Renault/AMC, Fiat/Alfa Romeo and Ligier. It shows an important part of his oeuvre and that of the colleagues he supervised. This book’s concise description of the profession of automobile designer is accessible to a wide audience.

The characteristic ‘overtures’ of Robert Opron’s ‘compositions’ are included here, as these early work experiences have had a great impact on his development as a designer. Opron worked as an architect, technical draughtsman and stylist for a sugar factory, for the aviation industry, and for Arthur Martin (design bureau for furniture, bathroom elements and domestic appliances). This book also includes some of Robert Opron’s free-style work, because global art and culture have been a rich source of inspiration for the artist Opron. The automobile and art: only a small distance apart.

Peter I. Pijlman is a well respected author amongst enthusiasts of automobile literature and he has written numerous articles about the Citroën SM and the designer Robert Opron and his work.

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ROBERT OPRON, automobile and art / l’automobile et l’art

English (aussi disponible en Français)

Peter I. Pijlman

Cover design
Valérie Opron

February, 2002


30,5 cm x 30,5 cm,  315 pages

Hard cover with silver print. Luxerious limited edition. OUR LAST COPIES DO NOT HAVE THE THIN PAPER COVER!

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2 reviews for Robert Opron – Automobile and Art (English edition)

  1. Silvio (verified owner)

    Very good book… It costs very very much but it’s worth the price, especially if you consider that it dates back to 2002

  2. Richard Smith (verified owner)

    Thank you for such a great service , fast and secure it arrived in perfect condition.

    If you are a fan of Opron,s work then you will love this book I first saw the book at a friends house in Australia 14 years ago and thought it was wonderful, capturing His style and character and his huge design influence perfectly.

    I realised that many of the cars I love the design of and have owned have been penned or had the guidance of his talent.

    Yes the book is an investment but that is reflected in the quality and depth of the information within it.

    Also it’s a rare book and was even when first published.

    Treat yourselves to the book and enjoy it for a lifetime.

    Citro boutique has been a very pleasant find as the specialising in books and items that any Citroen enthusiast will love.

    Sadly Robert Opron has passed away but if you want a special memento of his genius this is the book to buy and keep.

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