Sports Illustrated: Knockouts: Five Decades of Swimsuit Photography

Overview

Knockouts celebrates that uniquely American institution, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Here, assembled in one place for the first time is every photo featured in every Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, plus outtakes and previously unpublished pictures. Beginning with the inaugural issue of January 24, 1964, featuring model Babette March, the book showcases the stunning models and exotic locations featured in each year’s issue through five decades. With beautiful color images of models including Elle ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (38) from $7.64   
  • New (9) from $14.53   
  • Used (29) from $7.64   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 7 of 9
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$14.53
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(438)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Hardcover New 1929049471! ! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! ! ENJOY OUR BEST PRICES! ! ! Ships Fast. All standard orders delivered within 5 to 12 business days.

Ships from: Southampton, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$14.53
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(720)

Condition: New
Hardcover New 1929049471! ! ! ! BEST PRICES WITH A SERVICE YOU CAN RELY! ! !

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$14.53
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(766)

Condition: New
Hardcover New 1929049471 SERVING OUR CUSTOMERS WITH BEST PRICES. FROM A COMPANY YOU TRUST, HUGE SELECTION. RELIABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE! ! HASSLE FREE RETURN POLICY, SATISFACTION ... GURANTEED**** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$14.53
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(292)

Condition: New
Hardcover New 1929049471 XCITING PRICES JUST FOR YOU. Ships within 24 hours. Best customer service. 100% money back return policy.

Ships from: Bensalem, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$14.53
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(2436)

Condition: New
2001-09-28 Hardcover New 1929049471 Ships Within 24 Hours. Tracking Number available for all USA orders. Excellent Customer Service. Upto 15 Days 100% Money Back Gurantee. Try ... Our Fast! ! ! ! Shipping With Tracking Number. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Bensalem, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$14.53
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(958)

Condition: New
Hardcover New 1929049471 Friendly Return Policy. A+++ Customer Service!

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$70.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(177)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 7 of 9
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Knockouts celebrates that uniquely American institution, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Here, assembled in one place for the first time is every photo featured in every Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, plus outtakes and previously unpublished pictures. Beginning with the inaugural issue of January 24, 1964, featuring model Babette March, the book showcases the stunning models and exotic locations featured in each year’s issue through five decades. With beautiful color images of models including Elle Macpherson, Cheryl Tiegs, Tyra Banks, and Kathy Ireland — who launched their careers with the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue — Knockouts also offers interviews with models, photographers, and art directors and an engaging foreward by Rick Reilly. The book includes more than 300 photographs from such photographers as Walter Looss, Robert Erdmann, Walter Chin, Antoine Verglas, and John Zimmerman.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929049479
  • Publisher: Time Home Entertainment, Inc
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 11.75 (w) x 11.75 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Reilly
Rick Reilly
RICK REILLY is the author of the cult classic Missing Links, Slo Mo, and The Life of Reilly, a New York Times bestseller. A senior writer for Sports Illustrated, he has been voted eight times as the National Sportswriter of the Year by his peers. He lives in Denver, Colorado.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2002

    Wishing and Hoping

    Visually stunning, for with the models involved and the locales they frequent,how could it not be? Let's be honest--many men who read the book will wish they were stranded on an island with the beauties therein, while female readers will harshly appraise their looks in the nearest mirror and wish they could somehow morph into the stunners in the book by joining the local gym or entertaining the latest diet fad. Eye candy for men, more emotionally threatening for women, lovely nonetheless.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2002

    HOT, HOT, HOT

    The girls were beautiful, the locations hot, oh yes, nice swimsuits too.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2001

    MUST HAVE for designers/artists/photographers

    I'm not the target audience, have never bought the swimsuit edition. But I found this book visually fascinating, also really interesting from a cultural/historical standpoint. Really well designed, obviously very well photographed. Hoffman and DeFord have juxtaposed images to show how the ideal in fashion design as well as the female body has changed across the decades. Graphically well-executed -- some great play in terms of hard edges, curves, colors, etc. The text is also interesting, great quotes. The title made me think this would be a girly/pin-up/T&A book, but in fact I look at this now as a cultural record, an inspiration in terms of design. And of course, there is the bonus of some fabulously beautiful women. Don't hesitate to get this for someone who is not a 'swimsuit edition type.' A keeper for anyone with a design sensibility. This is a great addition to my library.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2001

    Decades of Male Fantasy Photographs at the Beach

    Caution: This book contains many images of naked and near-naked female models in sexually provocative poses. If the book were a motion picture, it would be required to carry an ¿R¿ rating. The title of the foreword by Frank Deford says it all: ¿The Bare Facts.¿ Mr. Deford describes the annual swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated as ¿walking a fine line between smoldering sex and suitable taste, lust and love, seduction and salubriousness.¿ That balance is maintained by having women plan the issue, men photograph it, and the models being attractive young women who are ¿sexy and fit.¿ He points out that the more modest Miss America contest has lost its audience while the racier Playboy has too. Yet, the audience for this issue has grown, now reaching approximately 56 million Americans a year and many others outside the U.S. for the magazine¿s foreign editions. At the same time, catalogues for lingerie are doing well, too. The book is mostly devoted to oversized one and two page photographs from the various swimsuit issues, concentrated in the last ten years. These images are reproduced on better paper and in larger sizes so that their color makes them more vibrant than in the original magazine versions. Little peeks at female anatomy become larger as a result, making these images seem more like pulchritude than All-American Girl Next Door. The two page spreads are often awkwardly truncated across the middle of images. To me, the most appealing images were those which emphasized the intelligence and personality of the model as opposed to her physical outline and skin quality. For a lighter touch, there are famous quotations scattered throughout the book, as well as bits and pieces of letters about the swimsuit issues in the past. The photographs are appealing mostly because of two characteristics, the unusually attractive female models who appear in them and the natural beauty of the settings that frames them. These same images taken with women of average appearance in a studio would usually be unremarkable. The appeal of the images to an American audience says a lot about American culture. The images seem ¿out there¿ even though you would see more skin at a typical French beach resort. They seem to appeal to a desire for a more exotic and sensual lifestyle than a typical American ever experiences. I was reminded of the old television show, Fantasy Island, where magical changes in life could happen to any visitor. These images are mostly dreams of what could happen to women on a vacation to a little-known island. That angle helps explain the appeal to the many women who enjoy these images each year, more than twenty million of them. Mr. Deford¿s essay also points out that the feature has grown. Originally, it was just a few pages. In recent years, the special has turned into a complete issue. Presumably, someday there will be a magazine with 52 issues a year comprised just of these bathing beauties. I could not help but think that the most lasting impact of these images is the way that they have helped build the careers of some of the most famous and successful female models, such as Cheryl Tiegs, Christie Brinkley and Kathy Ireland. The book will also arouse some nostalgia in you, if you are like me, as you recall what you were doing and how old you were when you first saw these photographs. I suspect this book will be a very popular gift this Christmas for young bachelors who like the annual swimsuit issue. After you finish viewing these images, think about what your idea is of an ideal woman. What are her qualities? How importance is her appearance? How would she grow better with age? What is her personality like? Look for lasting beauty in all forms among those around you! Donald Mitchell, co-author of The 2,000 Percent Solution and The Irresistible Growth Enterprise

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)