Swimming Studies

Author: Leanne Shapton
Homepage 9780399174841

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  • : $40.00(NZD)
  • : 9780399174841
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Blue Rider Press
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  • : 0.426
  • : May 2016
  • : 210mm X 140mm X 24mm
  • : United States
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  • : Leanne Shapton
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  • : Paperback / softback
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  • : 797.21092
  • : 336
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  • : illustrations
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Barcode 9780399174841
9780399174841

Description

"Swimming Studies"is a collection of autobiographical sketches that explore the worlds of competitive and recreational swimming. From her training for the Olympic trials as a teenager, to meditative swims in pools and oceans as an adult, Leanne Shapton contemplates the sport that has shaped her life. Her spare and elegant writing reveals an intimate narrative of suburban adolescence, spent underwater in a discipline that continues to inspire Shapton's work as an artist and author, while her illustrations offer a new perspective on the landscapes and imagery of swimming. Shapton emphasizes the private, often solitary moments of athletic pursuit rather than its triumphs. This remarkable work of written and visual pieces propels the reader through a beautifully personal exercise in reflection."

Author description

Leanne Shapton is an illustrator and author of several books, including "Important Artifacts andPersonal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris." She is also the cofounder of JLBooks, a nonprofit publisher of art and photography books."