The Skateboard

The Skateboard : Art, Style, Stoke

By (author) Ben Marcus , By (photographer) Lucia Griggi


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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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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 241.3 x 274.32 x 25.4mm | 1,519.53g
  • 06 Jun 2011
  • Motorbooks International
  • MVP Books
  • Osceola
  • English
  • 300 colour illustrations
  • 0760338051
  • 9780760338056
  • 244,638

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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 & the Meaning of Life," and "The Surfing ""Handbook." He lives in Malibu. www.benmarcusrules.comLucia 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.

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THE BEACHSIDE RESIDENT"Marcus states in the introduction that "cred is important in skateboarding," and he immediately establishes his. He's lived a good bit of skateboarding history, growing up and skating in Santa Cruz in the '70s, and he's there to trace the history that took off in the 1960s. It's a history that includes the advent of Vans (the first men's pair sold for $5.99) to the Ollie, and all the way to the X Gamers of today. But it's the pictures that make this book.

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