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Surfing. 1778-Today. 40th Ed. Jim Heimann

Surfing. 1778-Today. 40th Ed. By Jim Heimann

Surfing. 1778-Today. 40th Ed. by Jim Heimann

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Welcome to our comprehensive visual history on all things surfing. With hundreds of images and essays by today's leading surf journalists, this publication spans photography, fashion, film, art, and music to chart the evolution of surfing culture from its first mention in 1778 to today's global and multi-platform phenomenon.

Surfing. 1778-Today. 40th Ed. Summary

Surfing. 1778-Today. 40th Ed. by Jim Heimann

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.

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The undisputed bible of surf culture. * Vogue *

About Jim Heimann

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.

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