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surfing (40th edition)


Subtitle: a history from 1778 to today

Author: jim heimann

Publisher: taschen

ISBN: 9783836591461

1 in stock (can be backordered)

1 in stock (can be backordered)


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.

Edition: 2023