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Crossing the Line Arne De Winde

Crossing the Line By Arne De Winde

Crossing the Line by Arne De Winde


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Impressive series of one hundred pictures by John G. Zimmerman, many never before seen, of tennis player Arthur Ashe - the first African-American man to win a Grand Slam tournament.

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Crossing the Line: Arthur Ashe at the 1968 US Open by Arne De Winde

The year was 1968, 50 years ago, when Arthur Ashe won the first U.S. Open Tennis Championships. It was an iconic moment not only in sports history, but also in American history: Ashe was the first African-American man to win a Grand Slam tournament. It was also a year of seismic social and political change. This book retells this turbulent chapter in 20th century history through the lens of American photographer John G. Zimmerman, who had unique access to Ashe during and after the US Open final in 1968. It presents the highlights of this tremendous photo series, accompanied by essays from prominent public intellectuals, who discuss the role and complex character of Arthur Ashe, the importance of 1968 and the Civil Rights Movement, and the aesthetics of sports photography.

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Zimmerman's photographs are not about Ashe's victory, or even tennis. They are fundamentally about the dignity, strength and quiet courage of this man, whose talent led him from the streets of Richmond to the U.S. Open men's singles title in 1968, a fatefully difficult year for the Civil Rights Movement and American politics in general.--Philip Brookman "National Gallery of Art "

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NPB9789492677501
9789492677501
9492677504
Crossing the Line: Arthur Ashe at the 1968 US Open by Arne De Winde
New
Hardback
Cannibal/Hannibal Publishers
2018-06-27
240
N/A
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