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    DescriptionThe 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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    The Skateboard
    Art, Style, Stoke
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Marcus, By (photographer) Lucia Griggi
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 11 mm
    Height: 25 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 1,520 g
    ISBN 13: 9780760338056
    ISBN 10: 0760338051

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.4
    Libri: I-SR
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    Ingram Subject Code: SR
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14490
    BIC subject category V2: WSR
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    BISAC V2.8: SPO038000
    DC22: 796.22
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    BIC subject category V2: WSQS
    LC classification: GV859.8 .M35 2011
    Thema V1.0: SMX
    Illustrations note
    300 colour illustrations
    Motorbooks International
    Imprint name
    MVP Books
    Publication date
    06 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    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.