In order to promote the images held in its own archives the Negri Foundation has published a series of books under the original trade mark of the Negri Studio. The high quality of materials chosen for the series, the paper, the covers and the printing techniques give the best possible reproductions of the historic images contained in the glass negatives and the texts are written by the best available experts in each subject. The majority of these volumes are printed with a text in Italian and English. The format employed is:
After a brief introduction that explains the varied activities of the Breda group this illustrated book goes on to give a complete account of the Brescia small arms factory and its products, both the prototypes and those models adopted by the armed forces.
This beautifully illustrated volume was published to coincide with the opening of the Museum of Arms and of the tradition of their fabrication at Gardone. An introduction from various experts in the world of Italian-made firearms and mediaeval weaponry presents and explains the items on show. These are on loan from various museums and private collections in Venice and Verona.
The numerous vehicles constructed in Italy for fire brigades are all represented here, from the first hand-pulled cart pumps to the latest equipment, including specialist trucks for Civil Defence, for amphibian interventions and for the protection of airports and factories.
This pictorial volume presents views of Brescia within its city walls in the period between 1880 and 1940. Large format images give us the fine detail of a world which disappeared many years ago.
All the major industries installed outside the city walls of Brescia in the period of the early 1900s are pictured here, particularly those in the area known as the “Milan Compartment”.
All the trucks and vans built by the Milan based manufacturer, the prototypes and the models in series production, appear here with their technical specifications.
The history of Lancia trucks from 1910 to the 1970s, in prototype or volume production series, with a variety of models in the post WWII period.
This tale describes the transformation of Campione del Garda village into a “factory” town for the workers of the Feltrinelli Olcese cotton spinning works and its new re-structuring by Coopsette Co.
The story of this well known Italian coach builder covers a hundred years and its chapters are illustrated by photos and drawings of buses and lorries whose bodies were fitted on chassis from all the major commercial vehicle manufacturers.
The history of Fiat trucks and vans from the earliest days up to the birth of the Iveco era is seen here in a wide range of photographs that illustrate the full range of model production.
This volume retraces the steps that led mankind into powered flight, starting with the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and passing by some of the more far-fetched inventions which often ended in tragedy. A 13 minute DVD is enclosed with the book, thanks to the co-operation of the Bologna Film Library.
The book relates, in words and pictures, the fifteen car races and two for motorbikes that were held on a road circuit in and around the town of Salo on Lake Garda. This picturesque site saw the earliest racing successes of Ferrari and the passage of numerous famous race drivers such as Ascari, Villoresi, Jo Siffert, Jo Schlesser, Stirling Moss and Colin Davis.
History, production and races of the famous cars prepared by the technician in Turin.
Chichibio, Sport, Bisiluro, Blue Ray Syntesis... and more.
Relationships with Danese, Vignale, Frua, Michelotti… and the Firms: BMW, Alfa Romeo, Siata, Closley...
Full photographic apparatus and table of races that have seen the departure of Nardi's cars.
150 years of industrial history are covered here with the story of one of the leading companies of the Italian and Brescian economies. A wealth of photographs illustrates the plant sites and the production.
We have here 100 years of the history of a leading international transport company with photos and documents from the company archives, a valuable record of working practices from the past.
This a review of successful coaches built in Italy from the 1930s to the present day.
Co-produced with the University of Brescia, this book is the result of studies of the people and events which have combined to place the Glisenti family among the foremost industrialists of Italy.
A rich collection of contemporary photographs illustrates this accurate study of the evolution of land, sea and airborne transport technology between 1861 and 1946. The book analyses the effects of Italian post-unification politics and world events on the history of the transport industry.
A pictorial account of the extraction, sculpture and transport of marble in the last century from the famous Botticino quarry of Brescia.
Villages and views from various locations round the shores of Lake Iseo are seen here in images taken at the beginning of the last century by the photographer, Giovanni Negri.
This book was published to mark the first 30 years of the company and it presents all the vehicles built in Italy and in other countries that have carried the Iveco badge, from the last of the 682s to the Stralis, from military vehicles to dumpers and the Australian built Powerstar.
The story of the railway between Turin and the Canavese Valley is told here from the earliest horse-drawn wagons through various transformations up to modern times.
This photographic volume shows the villages and sights of Lake Garda from the Brescia, Verona and Trento shores, with images of life and work from the turn of the century period.
This volume is the result of a detailed research into ancient archives to obtain documents and images that relate the design and construction of a road up the western shore of Lake Garda. Gabriele d’Annunzio, Turati and Cozzaglio all played important parts in building a roadway round the lakeside that would not disturb its natural beauty.
This photographic journey from Gavardo to Bagolino shows pictures that were taken throughout the first fifty years of the 20th century by Giovanni and his son Umberto Negri.
The detailed history and development of Italian ambulance production from the end of the 18th century up to modern times is documented here in nearly two hundred images.
Written by one of his colleagues, this book relates the life and career of one of the best known architects in Brescia. Illustrations of villas or small houses and interior decorating schemes alternate with finely drawn plans that demonstrate a passion for his work.
The history of one of the most industrialised villages in the Brescia valleys is told here through a selection of rare images that depict the area, work places and instruments of work from the early nineteen hundreds up to the inter-war period.
This book by Cesare De Agostini covers the racing career of Guiseppe Morandi and the results obtained during his years with the OM company of Brescia. This partnership lasted through his entire racing career, beginning with a win at the first Mille Miglia and followed by many later successes. Despite his obvious talent he consistently refused offers from Ferrari and Maserati.
This book tells the story of a company which has been the principal Italian manufacturer of electrical installation equipment over the last century, including special waterproof units for army and navy applications.
All the history and technical details of the funicular railway which runs from Sassi station at Turin up to the Superga Basilica are given here from Augidio’s plans to the modern restoration project.
This is the first book in the Negri collection. The images illustrate erstwhile economic activity in the Province of Brescia from various sectors, such as agriculture, engineering and textiles.
This panorama of successful commercial vehicles from ten of the major manufacturers illustrates the history of road transport in Italy but also the economic progress of the nation.
The photographs show us a small town whose activities were once limited to agriculture and fishery but the first villas of well known families sprang up soon after the Great War which rapidly led it to become a renowned tourist resort.
The publication of this book was initiated by the Turin Hillside Nature Park Authority to present the history of the area in postcards with a particular interest for the story of Superga.
This volume covers the history of motor and trolley buses at Turin from their introduction to their abolition. Technical descriptions accompany the photographs.
The vehicles of the Turin provincial bus services are seen here with the documents that registered the start and finish of each one’s period of service. Another detailed register gives technical details of each different model.
Trams and the public transport system of Turin are depicted here in images that show how the city has been transformed over the last 150 years. Technical captions accompany the photos.
For 140 years a train service has run up the Lanzo Valley to the village of Ceres. The book relates its history up to modern times, including the extensive repairs after the flooding of 2001.
This collection of photographs from a hundred years ago shows the well known town on Lake Garda, the paper mills in the valley and the building of a road round the lake.
Detailed photo-captions and an introduction accompany here a wealth of photographic documents from the Zagari-Spitzley collection, many of them previously unpublished, that cover the production and sports-racing achievements of Mercedes cars from the beginning up to 1955.
This volume presents the story of a single coach building company, Vincenzo Orlandi, which was founded in 1859 and became a leading light in the world of goods and passenger transport. One off designs or series productions of specialised vehicle types, such as articulated passenger carriers or high tech goods trailers were built onto the chassis of all the leading Italian vehicle manufacturers and some wartime imports during the hundred years of company activity.