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Old Tom's Big Book of Beauty


Angela Throgmorton adores Old Tom, although she feels there's room for improvement. So she buys him a book, The Big Book of Beauty, which encourages Tom to make quite a few changes. Not all of them, Angela thinks, are for the better. When their established friendship is challenged by Old Tom's desire to smarten himself up, both Angela and Tom have to think hard about what is most important to them.

With wonderful integrated illustrations from acclaimed comic book artist Dave McKean, this book will appeal to all ages. "From the Hardcover edition." This landmark publication is the most comprehensive visual history to-date of the sport and culture of surfing. As much a cultural event as a publication, it brings together two and a half years of meticulous research with institutions, collections, and photographic archives around the world to trace the visual history of surfing from its first description by Captain Cook in 1778 to today's global phenomenon. Divided into five chronological chapters, with essays Old Tom's Big Book of Beauty ebook pdf by top surfing journalists, the book examines and celebrates the evolution of surfing both on and off the water, as a sport, a lifestyle, a philosophy. More than 500 images detail surf's remarkable crossover from the originary shores of Hawaii to fashion, film, music, and even car design. A must-have for any serious player on the surfing scene, this is an unrivalled tribute to the breadth, complexity, and richness of surfing.

Author: Leigh Hobbs,
Number of Pages: 32 pages
Published Date: 03 May 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Country: London, United Kingdom
Language: English
ISBN: 9781408805237
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