Driving Through Futures Past: Mid-20th Century Automotive Design. Aiken, SC: Kythe, 2006.
w/ Howard J. Wayt. Alexander Leydenfrost: The Baron of Aviation Art. Aiken SC: Kythe, 2006.
PUBLICATIONS: BOOK CHAPTERS
w/ Russell A. Flinchum, "Transportation Design in the 20th Century," in Industrial Design in the Modern Age: Selections from the George R. Kravis II Collection (Penny Sparke, ed.), New York: Skira Rizzoli Publications (Editing Complete, Expected Publication Date: Spring 2018).
“Coachbuilding’s Streamlined Death: How the ‘Dream’ Car Came to the Masses,” in Driving
our Dreams: Imagination in Motion, exhibition catalog, 13 April-27 Oct., 2013, Heritage Museum and Gardens, Sandwich, MA, 19-28.
“Skin Deep: Automotive Form as a Determining Factor of Historical Significance,” Driving History, Historical Vehicle Association (HVA) Conference. 2016, 28-29.
“Designing for ‘Mass Acceptance:’ Donald R. Dohner and the Birth of America’s Industrial Design Education System,” Rust Belt Modernism, Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), 2015.
PUBLICATIONS: WEB (Selected)
"'Wombat' or Not, the 1938 Phantom Corsair is Spectacular," The Old Motor Blog, Mar. 21, 2016
"Streamlining in 1899: Jenatzy's 'La Jamais Contente' and Vallee's 'Pantoufle,'" The Old Motor Blog, Dec. 27, 2015
"Did the Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation Design the 1934 Chrysler Airflow? The Karl Arnstein Mystery," The Old Motor Blog, Nov. 14, 2015
"Tasco Design Antecedents: Gordon Buehrig, the Tucker Torpedo, and More," The Old Motor Blog, Aug. 31, 2015
"A Sixties Tour of General Motors' Innovative Styling Section," The Old Motor Blog, July 27, 2015
w/ Gail S. Davidson. “Fast as a Silver Bullet!” Cooper-Hewitt Object of the Day Blog, May 17, 2013
“V. Model Paddle,” Objects of Exchange, Bard Graduate Center online exhibition, 2011
Toward a Pratt Museum of Design, Exhibition Pamphlet Essay, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2017.
“Hans Ledwinka and Those Otherworldly Tatras.” Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, 2014,
“Tucker Torpedo Barn Find.” Antique Automobile, January/February 2015, 62-63.
w/ Carroll Gantz. “Dohner vs. Kostellow: The Founding of Industrial Design Education.”
Innovations, Summer 2014, 16-18.
“Streamline Automobiles: Styled by the Wind or the Machine?” Fairfield County Concours
d’Elegance, 2010, 42-44, 46.
“Update on [Donald Dohner and] the GG-1’s Genesis.” Classic Trains, Fall 2010, 86-87.
“Donald Dohner: The Man Who Designed ‘Rivets’.” Classic Trains, Summer 2009, 30-35.
“Automotive Concept Art & Models, 1932-1970.” American Art Review, June 2005, 134-137.
“Driving Through Futures Past: Mid-Century Automotive Concept Art and Models.” Petersen
Quarterly, Spring 2005, 2-6.
"Skin Deep: Automotive Form as a Determining Factor of Historical Significance." Putting Preservation on the Road Conference, Historical Vehicle Association, Allentown, PA, Oct. 20-22, 2016.
"Development of the GG-1: What It Can Teach Us." Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA, May 20-21, 2016.
"Affluence at the Wheel: An Appreciation of Luxury Automobiles from Before the Second World War." Winterthur Museum & Gardens, Wilmington, DE, May 14, 2016.
“Functional Aestheticism or Fashionable Nonsense? Streamlining in the First Half of the 20th Century.” Decorative Arts Council, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT, 2009.
“Visionary Automobile Designs Through the 1930s.” Decorative Arts Curatorial Council, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, May 10, 2007.
“Blue Sky Automobile Designs of the Mid-20th Century.” Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, 2004.
“The Propaganda Paintings of Alexander Leydenfrost.” 8th Air Force Museum, Savannah, GA, 2004.
“Richard H. Arbib: Century Boat Designer.” National Boating Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, 2001.
w/ Constantin Boym, "Toward a Pratt Museum of Design," Pratt Institute Department of Industrial Design, Brooklyn, NY, Oct. 12 - Dec. 31, 2017.
“Driving Through Future’s Past: 20th Century Automotive Concept Art and Models.” Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, CA, May-Dec 2005.
“Alexander Leydenfrost: Baron of Aviation Art.” 8th Air Force Museum, Savannah, GA, 2004.
Pamela Horn, ed. Top This and Other Parables of Design: Selected Writings by Phil Patton. New York: Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, 2016.
Majer, Michele, ed. Staging Fashion: 1880-1920. New York: BGC/Yale, 2012.
Sharf, Frederic A. Carl Renner: 1950s GM Dream Car Creator: Dream-Obsession-Expression
Art of the Automobile. Middlebury, CT: Velocity Print Solutions, 2011.
Sharf, Frederic A. Carl Renner: 1950s GM Dream Car Creator. Lynn, MA: Velocity Print
Sharf, Frederic A. Harry Bentley Bradley: American Automotive Design Innovator. Lynn, MA:
Velocity Print Solutions, 2008.
Stein, Jonathan A. “1948 Tatra T87.” In Curves of Steel: Streamlined Automobile Design at the
Phoenix Art Museum, edited by Jonathan A. Stein. Philadelphia: Coachbuilt, 2007, 140-147.
Sharf, Frederic A. American Automobile Art, 1945-1970: Drawings from the Great Age of
American Car Design. Newburyport, MA: Newburyport, 2007.
Sharf, Frederic A. Richard H. Arbib, 1917-1995: Visionary American Designer. Newburyport,
MA: Newburyport, 2006.
Gyger, Patrick J. Flying Cars: the Extraordinary History of Cars Designed for Tomorrow’s
World. Newbury Park, CA: Haynes North America, 2005.
Sharf, Frederic A. Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of American Automobiles.
Boston: MFA Publications, 2005.
Sharf, Frederic A. American Automobile Art: 1950-1970. Newburyport, MA: Newburyport,
Radebaugh: The Future We Were Promised Traveling Exhibit, 2003-2004 (Philadelphia, France, Detroit).
Dunham, Terry B., and Larry Gustin. “Buick Design: The Early Years,” in The Buick: A
Complete History. Sixth Edition. New Albany, IN: Automobile Quarterly, 2002, 255a-255b.