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Synopsis: Photographs capture permanently storied moments that baseball provides more vividly than any other sport-the moments made by singular heroes. The player alone at home plate, through power and precision, must succeed against nine defenders and difficult odds. The player alone on top of the pitching mound must, through force and guile, travel through the gauntlet of nine attackers, one after the other, armed and determined. The solitary runner, through swiftness and cunning, must navigate the bases while nine opponents are stationed strategically to impede each step. This book is the story of that history-the processes and the competitive forces that gave baseball photography its prominence. But for many readers, the book is also the first formal recognition of the artists, who often labored anonymously in their own time, but who are worthy of fame today: Conlon, Horner, Bain, Van Oeyen, Thompson, and Burke, among others. Further, it is a unique collector's guide, the first attempt to help collectors make sound choices, to preserve their treasures and to appreciate these images all the more because of the insights we can offer about content and creator. Gone now are those players with the field dirt embedded in their uniforms and the weathered faces shining awkward smiles for what may have been their first photographs. Gone are the fans dressed in the finest fashions to see-and to be seen at-a ball game. Gone are the historic stadiums, each with a distinctive personality, magnifying the skills of generations of players and echoing the roars of the fans. All that is left are some highly sought-after photographs, works of art that capture the players, their places and the events of time-all honored by Americans who have made baseball an integral chapter in our cultural history. So much is gone. Yet the photos remain.
Title: A Portrait of Baseball Photography (Vintage ...
Publisher: Mastronet, Inc.
Book Condition: Good
Book Description MastroNet Inc, Willowbrook, Illinois, U.S.A., 2005. Softcover. Book Condition: Fine+. First Edition. Larger Than Trade. replete with photos printed on high quality glossy paper, references, is in excellent condition, Bookseller Inventory # 33243
Book Description Mastronet, Inc., 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: good. 0971609713. Bookseller Inventory # 581999