Monday, November 1, 2010

Art + Skateboarding @ the Artisphere

The Terrace Gallery at the Artisphere is featuring a show inspired by skateboarding until November 28. They say that the artists, "capture the form, shape, line and gestural movements of skateboarding through photography, drawing, painting, film and sculpture."
Image:   Lia Halloran:  Dark Skate/Backyard, 2007

If you are interested in this show, you can find more information here.

If skateboarding is your sport, you might want to check out some of these titles:

The Skateboarding Field Manual by Ryan Stutt
Skateboarding is more than a sport; it is a passion and way of life driven by those who love to push the limits of gravity and inertia while bending the notions of social acceptability. The Skateboarding Field Manual addresses both the intricacies of the sport and the intangibles of its culture. Skateboard enthusiast and journalist Ryan Stutt provides outstanding advice, which ranges from how to stand on your board and how to fall without causing injuries to how to perform grinds, slides and flips.

Skateboarder's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Skateborading by Doug Werner
From ollies to kickturns, detailed techniques are presented on the 15 tricks every skater should know. Honest and humorous interviews with skating professionals are included, along with an invaluable list of resources--including books, camps, museums, skate parks, shops, websites, and magazines. With more than 500 new images, step-by-step instructions and photographs illustrate the foolproof methods to turn skateboarding novices into experts. 

A comprehensive guidebook that details dozens of spectacular skateboarding stunts, this resource combines invaluable technical information with insightful historical perspectives. Each trick is captured in action sequence and captioned so that aspiring riders can learn how each trick is performed. A history of the tricks, featuring their legendary inventors, is also included.

Book blurbs from BookLetters.
Top image from: sara marlowe

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