Former V&A and National Portrait Gallery director Sir Roy Strong takes a detailed look at a sea-change in English portraiture. The book design aimed to evoke early-seventeenth century page and typographic layout, and features original decorative devices from
Karl Ludvigsen’s Reid Railton: Man of Speed, his majesterial telling of the life and career of the record-breaking automotive engineer, ran to two volumes and 848 pages, with over 1,000 photographs and illustrations. The book deservedly scooped a handful of awards, including RAC Specialist Motoring Book of the Year, and the MIchael Sedgwick Award from the Society of Automotive Historians in Britain.
A New Suffolk Garland was published by the Aldeburgh Bookshop in collaboration with the Festival of Suffolk 2022, and to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee. The previous Suffolk Garland had been published in the 1960s, and the new volume continues the anthology theme, with written and visual contributions from the dazzling array of talent resident in the county. The jacket illustration is by Jeff Fisher.
Medieval expert Richard Barber’s beautifully illustrated examination of royal self-image and lifestyle in the Middle Ages. The jacket design seemed to be an instance when it was appropriate that ‘more is more’!