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As a teenager, Leanne Shapton trained for the Olympic swimming trials; now an artist, she is still drawn inexorably to swimming, in pools and on beaches across the world. What do you with an all-absorbing activity once it's past its relevance, and yet you can't quite give it up? Is it possible to find a new purpose for its rigours and focus?
Swimming Studies is an original, meditative work that explores what it is like to move from a world of competition and discipline to one of recreation and introspection. Giving a fascinating glimpse into the private realms of swimming, and drawing, Shapton tells an intimate story of suburban adolescence, family ties, and the solitary underwater moments that now ground her artistic habits.
'Whenever I come across something of Leanne Shapton's, I feel like I have found a hidden treasure' Amy Sedaris
Detalles del producto
- Hardback | 336 páginas
- 148 x 216 x 36mm | 572g
- 06 Aug 2012
- Penguin Books Ltd
- Particular Books
- London, United Kingdom
About Leanne Shapton