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Jaguar Design - A Story of Style

People * Process * Projects

Jaguar Design - A Story of Style, by Nick Hull

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!

 

Now this tremendous new 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 current 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.

 

 

The author

 

Nick Hull has over 25 years’ experience as a designer, writer and academic on automotive design. From 2002-2015 Nick taught at Coventry University, latterly as Course Director for Transport Design. He is a visiting tutor at ISD in France and Umea Institute of Design in Sweden. His areas of research include the history of automotive design and the study of proportions in car design.

 

Nick worked for Honda from 1992-2002, initially heading up the interior design studio in Germany. Previously, he was employed by Jaguar as a designer, being involved in such projects as the Jaguar XJ41, XJ220 and XJS facelift. He later moved to Peugeot and then joined TWR, where he was involved in bringing the Jaguar XJ220 into production.

 

He is also a contributor to several publications, including Car Design News and its sister publication, Interior Motives magazine. Nick attends most major international auto shows and commentates on car design and industry trends.

 

 

Foreword

by Ian Callum

£75.00

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Testimonials

“Just seen your book, Love It! Really nice job. Well done and thanks so much." Julian Thomson, Jaguar

 

 "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

Jaguar Portfolio

The story of how one man completely restored his XK 120 roadster

This is the story of how one man completely restored his XK 120 roadster, transforming it from dereliction into a thoroughly beautiful example of this iconic sports car. He also took the time to investigate and incorporate numerous detail improvements, making the car even more usable and practical for today’s roads, some 65 years after it was built.

Available now!

£35

Jaguar Lightweight E-type -  The Autobiography of 4 WPD

by Philip Porter

In this first of the Great Cars series, Philip Porter covers this famous E-type's active life in every detail. With authoritative text, accompanied by a superb array of period photographs, this is a magnificent record of a most significant racing car.

 

Standard (signed) Edition

£60

 

de Luxe (signed) Edition

£250

 

Collectors' (signed) Edition

£1,200

First book in the Great Cars Series - Jaguar Lightweight E-type - The Autobiography of 4 WPD, by Philip Porter

Jaguar Design - A Story of Style

People * Process * Projects

by Nick Hull

Foreword by Ian Callum

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!

£75

(signed by Nick Hull)

Saving Jaguar

by John Egan

A fascinating account of how he and his colleagues turned a doomed and desperate company into a great success story. The challenges were almost overwhelming and yet they were gradually overcome. Compelling reading.

 

£24.95

(copies signed by

Sir John Egan are only available direct from us)

Jaguar D-type - The Autobiography of XKD 504

by Philip Porter & Chas Parker

de Luxe (signed) Edition

£250

This superb book tells the story of one of the most historically interesting of all Jaguar
D-types – a car that has raced more than any other D-type.

Standard (signed) Edition

£60

Jaguar E-type

(2nd Edition)

The Definitive History

by Philip Porter

Stunning book by Montagu Trophy winning Jaguar author, Philip Porter.

 

£95.00

 

Signed by Philip Porter

Ultimate E-type – The Competition Cars

by Philip Porter

This is a heavyweight book on the rare Lightweight Es and early racers. It took a year to write and over 200 people were interviewed. Packed with illustrations from wonderful period photos to stunning studio shots.

 

Standard Edition

£95.00

 

de Luxe (signed) Edition

£290.00

 

Collectors' (signed) Edition £2,200

(£1,000 per copy to the Henry Surtees Foundation)

Ultimate E-type - The Competition Cars, by Philip Porter

Original Jaguar XK - The

Restorer’s Guide

by Philip Porter

This book is packed full of material to fascinate and inform XK owners, restorers and enthusiasts, and is lavishly and comprehensively illustrated.

 

Standard (signed) Edition

£59

 

Very Special

de Luxe (signed) Edition

£275.00

Only 8 copies remaining!

E-type Jaguar DIY - Restoration & Maintenance A Kind of Loving

by Chris Rooke

Experts start with knowledge and experience, and so inevitably make assumptions and gloss over important details. Chris Rooke had played with classic cars before but had never fully restored one, and knew nothing about E-types.

 

£29.99

Jaguar Scrapbook

by Philip Porter

Stunning book by Montagu Trophy winning Jaguar author, Philip Porter.

Standard Edition

SOLD OUT

 

de Luxe (signed) Edition

£59.95

Jaguar XK DIY Restoration & Maintenance, by Bob Exelby

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