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Winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award, Autobiography

Swimming Studies is a brilliantly original, meditative memoir that explores the worlds of competitive and recreational swimming. From her training for the Olympic trials as a teenager to enjoying pools and beaches around the world as an adult, Leanne Shapton offers a fascinating glimpse into the private, often solitary, realm of swimming. Her spare and elegant writing reveals an intimate narrative of suburban adolescence, spent underwater in a discipline that continues to inspire Shaptons work as an artist and author. Her illustrations throughout the book offer an intuitive perspective on the landscapes and imagery of the sport. Shaptons emphasis is on the smaller moments of athletic pursuit rather than its triumphs. For the accomplished athlete, aspiring amateur, or habitual practicer, this remarkable work of written and visual sketches propels the reader through a beautifully personal and universally appealing exercise in reflection.

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A beautifully illustrated ode to self-expression and personal style, featuring more than 225 contributors, edited by three critically acclaimed authors.

Synopsis:

Swimming Studiesand#160;is a brilliantlyand#160;original, meditative memoir that explores the worlds of competitiveand#160;and recreational swimming. From her training for the Olympic trials as aand#160;teenager toand#160;enjoying pools and beaches around the world as an adult, Leanne Shaptonand#160;offers a fascinating glimpse into the private, often solitary, realm ofand#160;swimming. Her spare and elegant writing reveals an intimate narrative ofand#160;suburban adolescence, spent underwater in a discipline that continues to inspire Shaptonandrsquo;s work as an artist and author.and#160;Her illustrations throughout the book offer an intuitive perspective on the landscapes and imagery of the sport. Shaptonandrsquo;sand#160;emphasis is on theand#160;smaller moments of athletic pursuit ratherand#160;than its triumphs. For the accomplished athlete,and#160;aspiring amateur, or habitual practicer, this remarkable work of written and visual sketchesand#160;propelsand#160;theand#160;reader through a beautifully personal and universally appealingand#160;exercise in reflection.

About the Author

Leanne Shapton is an illustrator and author of several books, including Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris. She is also the cofounder of J&L Books, a nonprofit publisher of art and photography books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399158179
Author:
Shapton, Leanne
Publisher:
Blue Rider Press
Author:
Heti, Sheila
Author:
Julavits, Heidi
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Swimming
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
text prints 2-color, illustrations and p
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.5 x 7 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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A beautifully illustrated ode to self-expression and personal style, featuring more than 225 contributors, edited by three critically acclaimed authors.
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Swimming Studiesand#160;is a brilliantlyand#160;original, meditative memoir that explores the worlds of competitiveand#160;and recreational swimming. From her training for the Olympic trials as aand#160;teenager toand#160;enjoying pools and beaches around the world as an adult, Leanne Shaptonand#160;offers a fascinating glimpse into the private, often solitary, realm ofand#160;swimming. Her spare and elegant writing reveals an intimate narrative ofand#160;suburban adolescence, spent underwater in a discipline that continues to inspire Shaptonandrsquo;s work as an artist and author.and#160;Her illustrations throughout the book offer an intuitive perspective on the landscapes and imagery of the sport. Shaptonandrsquo;sand#160;emphasis is on theand#160;smaller moments of athletic pursuit ratherand#160;than its triumphs. For the accomplished athlete,and#160;aspiring amateur, or habitual practicer, this remarkable work of written and visual sketchesand#160;propelsand#160;theand#160;reader through a beautifully personal and universally appealingand#160;exercise in reflection.
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