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    DescriptionFrom the earliest mention of it in Captain Cook's Journals in 1779 to the recent article in 'The New York Times' - where surfboards provided a moment of collaboration between the Palestinians and the Jews - the surf has always been a source of inspiration, and not just for surfers, beach lovers, sailing aficionados, or nature lovers. In Surf, artist Peter Wise pairs 60 of his collectible and evocative, powerful small paintings of the surf with anecdotes from surf-lovers and aficionados around the world. Whether professional surfing legends, like Buzzy Kerbox, to surfing journalists or even businessmen who are surfers at heart - the artist puts side-by-side the inspiring beauty of the waves with stories from the people who know them best. Here is a book sure to inspire surf-lovers and anyone who understands surfing to be a metaphor of personal expression. The surfing world has long been embraced by mainstream pop culture, thanks to a plethora of films like 'Blue Crush' and iconic documentaries like 'The Endless Summer'; and youth culture itself. Even people who don't surf like to endear themselves to the kind of qualities that describe surfers: adventurous, strong-willed, curious, independent, risk-taking individuals. Beyond surfers themselves, this miniature artbook will find a wide audience among aficionados of music, fashion, business, and art - as well as those who love to ride the waves.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Wise
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    ISBN 13: 9780979338465
    ISBN 10: 0979338468

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    BIC subject category V2: WNW
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-AT
    DC22: 551.46
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART050040
    Abridged Dewey: 704
    BISAC V2.8: ART050000, ART050020
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: GV840.S8 W57 2008
    Thema V1.0: AGB, WNW, AGHF
    Illustrations note
    60 Colour
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    15 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Peter Wise was born in Boston and educated at Amherst College, the New York Studio School, where he studied under Mercedes Matter and Paul Georges. His work is found in various public and private collections, including Mead Art Gallery, Amherst College, and Estee Lauder Corporate Collection. Wise is represented in New York by the Leila Taghinia- Milani Heller Gallery (LTMH). His work has been shown at The Drawing Center, NYC; Coe Kerr Gallery in NYC; Hokin Gallery, Bal Harbour,FL; Govinda Gallery in Washington, DC. He Lives in New York City. S.C.