Surfing. 1778–Today. 40th Ed.Copertina rigida, 6.1 x 8.5 in., 2.45 lb, 512 pagine30Edizione: Inglese Disponibilità: novembre 11, 2023Condizioni generali per gli ordini anticipati
Surfing. 1778–Today. 40th Ed.30
The Sport of Kings
More than 200 years of surfing culture
This volume is a comprehensive visual history of surfing, marking a major cultural event as much as a publication. Following three and a half years of meticulous research, it brings together hundreds of images to chart the evolution of surfing as a sport, a lifestyle, and a philosophy.
The book is arranged into five chronological chapters, tracing surfing culture from the first recorded European contact in 1778 by Captain James Cook to the global and multi-platform phenomenon of today. Utilizing institutions, collections, and photographic archives from around the world, and with accompanying essays by the world’s top surf journalists, it celebrates the sport on and off the water, as a community of 20 million practitioners and countless more devotees, and as a leading influence on fashion, film, art, and music.
An unrivaled tribute to the breadth, complexity, and richness of surfing, this book is a must-have for any serious player on the surfing scene and anybody who aspires to the surfing lifestyle. As one surfing scribe has declared, “There has never been a book like this, and there will never be another one again.”
Jim Heimann is the Executive Editor for TASCHEN America. A cultural anthropologist, historian, and an avid collector, he has authored numerous titles on architecture, pop culture, and the history of Los Angeles and Hollywood, including TASCHEN’s Surfing, Los Angeles. Portrait of a City, California Crazy, and the All-American Ads series.
Surfing. 1778–Today. 40th Ed.Copertina rigida, 15.6 x 21.7 cm, 1.11 kg, 512 pagine
ISBN 978-3-8365-9146-1Edizione: Inglese
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