Jaguar Design - A Story of Style
People * Process * Projects
One ingredient is common to every Jaguar – style.
Arguably a greater proportion of people have more passion for Jaguar than for any other car manufacturer. And the reason for this passion is style. Being more than merely functional motor cars, Jaguars stir the blood.
People like their Mercedes, BMW, Audi or Lexus, but they love their Jaguar!
This tremendous book tells the great Jaguar styling story in fascinating detail from the earliest Swallow motorcycle sidecars, which the fledgling firm began producing in Blackpool in 1922, through the famous icons - such as the XK 120s, the Mk 2 saloons, the E-type and the XJ6 – to the very latest stylish pre-eminent cars produced so successfully today.
This is, essentially, the story of three men – company founder and owner Sir William Lyons, aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer and former Design Director Ian Callum. But author Nick Hull, himself a former Jaguar designer, also introduces readers to the little-known men behind the scenes and how each of the great trio achieved their stunning cars. Callum, who has written the Foreword, has opened doors and contributed great insights.
With 512 pages and over 500 illustrations, including drawings and designers' renderings, as well as many unseen photographs, this weighty, beautifully produced book is a great addition to any enthusiast's library.
By Nick Hull
“Just seen your book, Love It! Really nice job. Well done and thanks so much." Julian Thomson, Jaguar Design Director
"The Jaguar Design by Nick Hull arrived 3 days ago. It is marvellous in detail and the images give the reader a feeling of seeing the different models being started. From a simple few lines on paper to working up to the different options for the final Jag, which was then crafted from clay to the metal panels that clothed the various Jag’s that then became those great cars.
"Most of the photos and designs of many models make the book a must to read, as I can’t recall ever seeing them.
Also the people that were and are involved styling the outside shape and the interior, as well as those who sign off on those areas, makes this book a great recording of that input they had in bringing the styling together to make all those fabulous Jaguar cars.
"I have not completely read the book yet, it is a lovely book and I am still excited at winning this, for which I thank Porter Press." B. Anderson