Swimming Studies

Swimming Studies

Paperback (24 May 2016)

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Synopsis

Swimming Studies is a collection of autobiographical sketches that explore the worlds of competitive and recreational swimming. From her training for the Olympic trials as a teenager, to meditative swims in pools and oceans as an adult, Leanne Shapton contemplates the sport that has shaped her life. 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, while her illustrations offer a new perspective on the landscapes and imagery of swimming. Shapton emphasizes the private, often solitary moments of athletic pursuit rather than its triumphs. This remarkable work of written and visual pieces propels the reader through a beautifully personal exercise in reflection.

Book information

ISBN: 9780399174841
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint: Riverhead Books
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 428g
Height: 210mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 25mm