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Alec Issigonis

The Man Who Made the Mini

by Jonathan Wood

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  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Breedon Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Motor cars: general interest,
  • Transportation,
  • Automotive,
  • Automotive - History,
  • Transportation / Automotive / Domestic / History,
  • Automotive - Pictorial,
  • Automobile engineers,
  • Automobiles,
  • Biography,
  • Design and construction,
  • Great Britain,
  • History,
  • Mini automobiles

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8624014M
    ISBN 101859834493
    ISBN 109781859834497

    With a list of winners dating back to , the award recognises the best of British, its previous winners including the likes of Rolls-Royce in for its bhp engine, Dunlop in for work developing disc brakes and modern tyres, BMC and Alec Issigonis for the original Mini in and Jaguar in for its all-aluminium chassis. Sir Alec Issigonis was a Meccano fan for most of his life; so much so, that British Leyland gave him a Meccano Grand De Luxe No. 10 set as a retirement present. Issigonis would go on to make a grandfather clock from it. The varying Meccano sets allow for future engineers with a thirst for knowledge to explore their own ideas.

      Sir Alec Issigonis, designer of the original Mini in , famously said, “a camel is a horse designed by committee.” The Mini became one of the most successful cars of all time. Sir Alec was knighted is because of its success. The car was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century.   Synopsis Alec Issigonis, the brilliant British designer of the Morris Minor and the Mini, is one of the commanding figures in the history of automobile design and engineering. His ingenious and effective designs had a deep, lasting influence on the evolution of the motor car and on the wider 5/5(4).

    Alec studied engineering at Battersea Polytechnic in London. He failed his mathematics exams three times and subsequently called pure mathematics 'the enemy of every creative genius'. Issigonis went into the motor industry as an engineer and designer working for Humber and did some motor racing during the s and s. Looking for Issigonis? Find out information about Issigonis. Sir Alec. , British car designer born in Smyrna. He is noted for his designs for .


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Alec Issigonis book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Alec Issigonis, Alec Issigonis book brilliant British designer of the Morris Minor and the /5. Alec Issigonis book is a biography about the British motor industry's most influential and controversial engineer, Sir Alec Issignois.

Wood exposes a behind-the-scenes impression of the personal and corporate struggles within the declining British car industry, a complex process in which Issigonis played a 5/5(1). Sir Alec Issigonis, in full Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis, (born Nov.

18,Smyrna [now İzmir], Tur.—died Oct. 2,Birmingham, Eng.), British automobile designer who created the best-selling, economical Mini and the perennially popular Morris Minor. The son of a Greek merchant, Issigonis immigrated to London in during the war between Greece and Turkey. I wanted to learn more about their history and its designed Alec Issigonis.

What I didn't expect was an in depth history of Turkish history, and the travails that refugees of WWII had to go through. What a great read, a bit slow at times, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Too bad this is such a hard to find book/5(11). British car designer best remembered for his work on the development of the iconic Mini. He was knighted in and was honored by the city of Oxford with a street named after him, Alec Issigonis Way.

Before Fame. He attended London's Battersea Polytechnic before entering the University of London External Programme. TriviaBorn: Total Armageddon: A Slanted Reader on Design.

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Hays, 11 Copy quote It is much easier to drive without having an accident. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 89 pages: illustrations, portraits, plans ; 21 cm: Contents: Acknowledgements --Introduction --Chronology --Early life and a start in the motor industry --The lightweight special --Morris and the minor --The Alvis era --an interlude --Background to the mini --the evolution of the mini-car --Issigonis.

Sir Alec Issigonis. K likes. Invented the Minis. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a ers: K. In the first paragraph it is alleged that Sir Alec Issigonis was "Greek (with British passport)" this statement cannot be verified by the reference cited earlier in the paragraph: Downs, D.

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Books. Go Search Hello Select your address 5/5(1). Alec Issigonis, the brilliant British designer of the Morris Minor and the Mini, is one of the commanding figures in the history of automobile design and engineering. His ingenious and effective designs had a deep, lasting influence on the evolution of the motor car and on the wider history of industrial design, and he deserves to be ranked with the other giants of the field like.

Complete Alec Issigonis Biography. Alec Issigonis Family, Childhood, Life Achievements, Facts, Wiki and Bio of Wood's candid and meticulously researched account, which exposes Sir Alec's public and private faces, and is the product of some 30 years of research, is complemented by interviews conducted with many of Issigonis' former colleagues and friends, including: Ronald Barker, John Cooper, Jack Daniels, Christopher Dowson, Paddy Hopkirk, Spen King 5/5(4).

Alec Issigonis, along with Sir Henry Royce and perhaps Colin Chapman, has the greatest name recognition in the UK for any British car designer or engineer.

At the peak if his career he was by far the most well-known personality in the British motor industry, one of the most well-known names in the European motor industry, and was the first and. Alec Issigonis.

AKA Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis. Designer of the Mini Cooper. Birthplace: Izmir, Turkey Location of death: Birmingham, England Cause of death: Ill.

Automotive engineer Alec Issigonis is best known for designing the iconic Mini Cooper, introduced in and the best-selling car in Europe for much of the decade that Born: Alec Issigonis, the brilliant British designer of the Morris Minor and the Mini, is one of the commanding figures in the history of automobile design and engineering.

His ingenious and effective designs had a deep, lasting influence on the. Sir Alec Issigonis. K likes. Invented the Minis. Sent by Andrew, if you have any pictures of your Minis both classic and modern just message me to post them for you.

Although Alec Issigonis was the offspring of a Greek father and German mother, his is a very British story. It's told in fascinating detail in a recent book by Jonathan Wood subtitled The Man Who Made the Mini. The myth that Alec Issigonis conceived the Mini is just one whisp of the smoke screen that obscures the untold story of post-War Britain’s greatest industrialist.

This is more than a motoring story. You will find commentary on life in the first half of the 20th century as you explore the drama of one man’s determination to overcome adversity.The father of Mini. Share Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis, best known as Alec Issigonis, is a car designer of Greek origins and the developer of the groundbreaking Mini.

He was born in Smyrna on November 18th, His father Constantine Issigonis and his grandfather were engineers. After the Minor Asia Disaster, his family was.Sir Alec Issigonis lived his life in parallel with the rise and decline of the British motor industry, becoming its first and only celebrity.

He was the designer of the Morris Minor and the Mini, two of the most important British car designs of the 20th century. Gillian Bardsley tells his story.