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A Visual Exploration of Surfing



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Surf: A Visual Exploration of Surfing by Steffen Mackert
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Surfing is the trend sport par excellence. In "Surf", Mutabor designer and passionate surfer Steffen Mackert makes this sport tangible for readers. Unlike other titles that have been published on the subject that only concern themselves with technique or biography, this is an illustrative and informative handbook. It presents fundamentals through absorbing graphic design and insightful texts and is structured to give both insiders and newcomers step-by-step access to the sport, culture and aesthetics of surfing. "Surf" begins on land by introducing the roots of surfing. Up to date explanations of surfer style, equipment and meteorological wisdom follow. The next chapters take place on the beach, where warm-up exercises and safety are addressed. Finally, readers are allowed in the water, where theory is put into practice through competent tips and tricks. It concludes with a short look at professional surfing. The book features a robust high-touch cover that invites readers to take it along on their next surf trip. "Surf" is, however, not only a handbook for surfers and those interested in hitting the waves. It also gives insight into a sport that has left its mark on today's aesthetics and has strongly influenced visual developments in areas such as skateboard, snowboard and street culture.

Table of Contents

Editorial, History, Identity, Breaking the Waves, Dancer on the beach - dry runs, In with love - out with hate, Surfstyles, The Dictionary
Release date NZ
September 6th, 2005
Country of Publication
Die Gestalten Verlag
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