Swimming Studies (Hardback)
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Short Description for Swimming Studies In her collection of illustrated autobiographical stories, author and artist Shapton explores the competitive pressures and introspective depths of swimming, as a sport and a pastime.
- Published: 05 July 2012
- Format: Hardback 320 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780399158179 ISBN 10: 0399158170
- Sales rank: 140,567
Full description for Swimming Studies
Winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award, Autobiography "Swimming Studies" is a brilliantly original, meditative memoir that explores the worlds of competitive and recreational swimming. From her training for the Olympic trials as a teenager to enjoying pools and beaches around the world as an adult, Leanne Shapton offers a fascinating glimpse into the private, often solitary, realm of swimming. Her spare and elegant writing reveals an intimate narrative of suburban adolescence, spent underwater in a discipline that continues to inspire Shapton's work as an artist and author. Her illustrations throughout the book offer an intuitive perspective on the landscapes and imagery of the sport. Shapton's emphasis is on the smaller moments of athletic pursuit rather than its triumphs. For the accomplished athlete, aspiring amateur, or habitual practicer, this remarkable work of written and visual sketches propels the reader through a beautifully personal and universally appealing exercise in reflection.