Item description for Surfing: Vintage Surfing Graphics (Icons) by Jim Heimann...
Covers vintage ads, postcards, brochures and photographs of surfing from the 1920s to the 1960s.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.17" Width: 5.67" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2004
ISBN 3822830070 ISBN13 9783822830079
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More About Jim Heimann
Jim Heimann is a cultural anthropologist, graphic design historian, and the executive editor for Taschen America. He is the author of numerous books on architecture, pop culture, and the history of the West Coast, Los Angeles, and Hollywood. His unrivaled private collection of ephemera has been featured in museum exhibitions around the world and dozens of books.
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Fantastic collection of surfing images Jan 7, 2008
Surfing - Vintage Surfing Graphics traces the evolution of surfing icons through the entire twentieth century. Up until around 1960, surfing was an esoteric sport that barely touched the consciousness of people not living on a few select coastlines. Then surfing exploded to become a cultural phenomenon that captivated almost the entire world. Jim Heimann's book goes a long way toward explaining how this obscure sport grew to prominence. These images from magazines, advertisements, movies, postcards, and travel brochures vividly communicated the carefree excitement of surfing as a way of life that everyone wished they could enjoy.
If you want a fun afternoon, compare these images to twentieth century Communist icons and graphics. Both were selling a way of life. Maybe it tells us something about human nature that the surfing lifestyle continues to appeal and grow in popularity all over the world.
One last thing: for an inexpensive book, the production quality is exceptional. This is also a great companion book to Leroy Grannis: Surf Photography of the 1960s and 1970s
Whether you are interested in surfing, graphics, or cultures, you won't be disappointed in Surfing - Vintage Surfing Graphics. The Shut Mouth Society The Shopkeeper