Please note that you cannot buy books directly from the Riva Society GB website. This page is a bibliography of books and articles written about Cantieri Riva, with links where relevant.

Carlo la leggenda Riva il mito, (Volumes I & II)

Piero Maria Gibellini, (Ari Grafiche Dial – Mondovi, 1996)

The definitive history of Cantieri Riva, available in English and Italian

The Story Continues, Piero Maria Gibellini (2002)

Lake Tahoe – a portrait in wood, Olaf Tamm

Olaf Tamm is also publishing a four volume limited edition featuring his photographs of Riva boats, a few of which are shown left and in our gallery. Titles are given below.
For more details and to order copies visit www.olaftamm.de

Volume 1: Sentimenti Italiani
(May 2004)
A RIVA boat trip through the traditional environment of Italy. Venice, Rapallo and Liguria. Includes an exclusive interview with Carlo Riva. 40 color and black & white images.

Volume 2: Escursione Lago d’Iseo
(September 2004)
A visit to the place of origin, Cantiere RIVA Sarnico, Lago d´Iseo, Italy.

Volume 3: Viaggio nell’Arte
(Autumn 2004)
The design of Carlo Riva. The most famous aspects of his work. Excitement in wood and chrome. A colourful experience in lines and shapes.

Volume 4: Immagini del Moment
(2005)
RIVA boats around the world today.

Riva – The Classic Wooden Boats, Sergio Massaro (Ediauto Hye Park, 1991)

Riva Millennium Meeting – Sarnico 7-10 Settembre 2000
A cura di Riccardo Sassoli, Testi di Luigi Carlo Saulle (Idea Books, 2000)

Riva, la légende, Gérald Guétat, Etai, France (no date given)

Articles

“The world of Carlo Riva”, Nicholas K. Mango & Liz Garthe, WoodenBoat, September/October 1993
“A Riva runs through it”, Hugo Andreae, from Range Rover – The inside story of Britain’s brand new 4×4 hero, supplement to Autocar magazine, December 2001