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The Skateboard: The Good, the Rad, and the Gnarly: An Illustrated History

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Publisher Comments:

The story of the simple skateboard is part thriller, part underground, underdog success tale. It’s chock-full of innovations, far-out graphic artistry, and ever-more-incredible hot-dogging feats. And the story’s told in this book with contributions from the stars themselves—Tony Hawk, Stacey Peralta, Jeff Ho, the Dogtown Z-Boys, and more. Beautifully illustrated with historical posters, ads, and memorabilia along with new action photography, studio skateboard shots, and unique portraits of the stars, this is a fitting tribute to an American classic.

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Beautifully illustrated with historical posters, ads, and memorabilia along with new action photography, studio skateboard shots, and unique portraits of the stars, this is a fitting tribute to an American classic.

About the Author

Ben Marcus was a Surfer magazine associate editor and still writes for Surfer, The Surfer’s Journal, and other magazines. He’s the author of several books, including The Surfboard, Surfing USA!, Surfing and the Meaning of Life, and The Surfing Handbook. He lives in Malibu. www.benmarcusrules.com
Lucia Griggi photographed skateboarders from Tony Hawk to Stacey Peralta and more for this book. She is a freelance photographer and works between LosAngeles and London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760338056
Subtitle:
The Good, the Rad, and the Gnarly: An Illustrated History
Author:
Marcus, Ben
Photographer:
Griggi, Lucia
Author:
Griggi, Lucia
Author:
Griggi, Lucia Daniella
Publisher:
MVP Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Skateboarding
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports General
Subject:
Dogtown Z-Boys
Subject:
Thrasher
Subject:
tony hawk
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20110606
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 color photos
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11.13 x 9.5 in 1 lb

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