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I'm referencing this a lot as I'm reworking the family arms for extended family. Stephen Friar's treatment of the subject looks fresh (the artwork of Anthony Wood John Ferguson, and other contemporary heraldic artists has a very crisp look that I prefer over the busy, elaborate, overworked heraldic art of the last two or three centuries). He is concise, and gives just enough interesting bits for spice without overdoing it. I appreciate, for example, his four-page entry on artistic style, which c ...more