Swimming Studies

» Leanne Shapton

Particular Books
Hardback : 26 Jul 2012


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Swimming Studies is a wonderful, unique book from the writer and artist Leanne Shapton, author of Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry, with her artwork.

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.

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'Whenever I come across something of Leanne Shapton's, I feel like I have found a hidden treasure' - Amy Sedaris

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Product details

Format : Hardback
ISBN: 9781846144943
Size : 140 x 210mm
Pages : 336
Published : 26 Jul 2012
Publisher : Particular Books

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