Ferrari – The Golden Years
By Leonardo Acerbi, £60, giorgionadaeditore.it, ISBN 978 88 7911 674 9 Acerbi may have written similar books before, but this one incorporates photography by Franco Villani. Villani hung around Maranello from the very start, and while Acerbi’s text is informative, he allows Villani’s often previously unseen work to come to the fore. It’s the focus on the always enigmatic Enzo himself that makes this book special. No longer an aloof figure in trenchcoat and sunglasses, here Enzo is caught off guard time and again. From lastminute fettling during Forties Milles Miglia to his 90th birthday party held on the 328’s production line, this book follows Enzo with unexpected intimacy as he creates and guides the Scuderia. A triumph.