- 292 pages
- English language
- Released in December 2017
- W 10.9 x L 13.9 x D 4.9 in
- ISBN: 9781614285670
- 9.0 lb
Now considered the most definitive British luxury car company, Bentley Motors Ltd was founded by Walter Owen Bentley in 1919 in Cricklewood, North London, under humble circumstances. Within that same year, the first car designed and built by the marque’s namesake pulled out on to the streets of London. From that moment forward, the company has continued to build upon the original conviction set out by W. O.—to not only build a fast and good car, but to build the best in its class. Within the next decade, Bentley Motors went on to clench five total, and four consecutive, victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s oldest and most prestigious automobile endurance race, precipitating the romance, heart, resolve, and spirit that Bentley has become known for.
Since its founding nearly a century ago, Bentley has become an arresting and eloquent voice for the British persona. This book not only illustrates the engineering excellence of the marque, but also introduces “today’s Bentley Boys”—a tribe of Bentley and Britain adherents both inspired and motivated by what it means to be British. Featuring such varied creatives as Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Alice Temperley, and interior designer Kelly Hoppen, this title is a celebration of the enlivening fire behind the brand as synonymous with the UK as the
Be Extraordinary The Spirit of Bentley Assouline
With a degree in art history and anthropology, nomadic Parisian photographer Aline Coquelle has always travelled the world—she has lived and worked in Central and South America, Asia, and Africa. She contributes to prestigious international publications, and shoots marketing campaigns for luxury brands.
Coquelle works only with silver film in order to keep alive the magic of old-time photography because she believes “saving tradition is the new revolution,” and her gelatin silver prints are sought by collectors worldwide. Her other books with Assouline are Palm Springs Style (2005); The Cartier Polo Games (2006); Polo: The Nomadic Tribe (2009); and The Italian Dream: Wine, Heritage, Soul (2016).
Winemaker, industry consultant, cellar advisor, speaker and visiting lecturer, Count Gelasio Gaetani d’Aragona Lovatelli is an eclectic and versatile authority on Italian and international wines, having travelled and worked in the U.S., South America, England, and the Far East. Inheriting from his maternal grandfather, Baron Raimondo Franchetti, a passion for wine, agriculture, and terroir, Gaetani studied
agricultural sciences in Italy, attended the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in London, and gained industry experience working for Julius Wile & Sons in New York, L & P Antinori in Florence, Souverain Wines in California, and Calona Vineyards in British Columbia. When he returned to Europe, he founded, together with his brothers, the renowned Argiano winery in Tuscany. A writer and raconteur, he has published several books, including Wine Notes (Luca Dotti, 2002), Walking on the Wine Side (Gribaudo, 2013), and Vini, Amori (with Camilla Baresani, Bompiani, 2014). He is also an Italian style and brand ambassador, bringing together tradition, passion and experience in international strategy consultancy.