Magnum Soccer

Magnum Soccer

by Simon Kuper
     
 

The game of soccer has the true power to unify people across a nation and the globe. More than simply kicking a ball around, soccer stirs passions beyond rational thought, and crosses every boundary of nationality, race, class, and religion. Magnum Soccer is a lively portfolio of images by outstanding Magnum photographers that document the pleasures, passions and

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The game of soccer has the true power to unify people across a nation and the globe. More than simply kicking a ball around, soccer stirs passions beyond rational thought, and crosses every boundary of nationality, race, class, and religion. Magnum Soccer is a lively portfolio of images by outstanding Magnum photographers that document the pleasures, passions and tensions of this universal game. From children playing barefoot on African mud, to priests juggling the ball in a Brazilian seminary, to Japanese superfans decked-out in neon blue wigs, to Marilyn Monroe kicking off a match in New York City, the collection shows how deeply the roots of soccer culture run and how widely they are spread. Important social issues are also raised in the book such as military occupation, the empowerment of women through soccer in Iran, and the bitter religious rivalry between Glasgow's two teams the Rangers and Celtics. Magnum Soccer features photographs of the world's most popular sport by Henri Cartier-Bresson, James Nachtwey, Steve McCurry, Martin Parr, Abbas, Luc Delahaye and many more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714845210
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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