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The Skateboard: Art, Style, Stoke

The Skateboard: Art, Style, Stoke

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

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  • Publisher: MVP Books
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 241mm x 274mm x 25mm | 1,520g
  • Publication date: 6 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Osceola
  • ISBN 10: 0760338051
  • ISBN 13: 9780760338056
  • Illustrations note: 300 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 160,462

Product description

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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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.

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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.