Skateboarding and the City: A Complete History, Edition 2

Bloomsbury Publishing
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Skateboarding is both a sport and a way of life. Creative, physical, graphic, urban and controversial, it is full of contradictions – a billion-dollar global industry which still retains its vibrant, counter-cultural heart.

Skateboarding and the City presents the only complete history of the sport, exploring the story of skate culture from the surf-beaches of '60s California to the latest developments in street-skating today. Written by a life-long skater who also happens to be an architectural historian, and packed through with full-colour images – of skaters, boards, moves, graphics, and film-stills – this passionate, readable and rigorously-researched book explores the history of skateboarding and reveals a vivid understanding of how skateboarders, through their actions, experience the city and its architecture in a unique way.
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About the author

Iain Borden is Professor of Architecture & Urban Culture, and Vice-Dean Education, at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture. Alongside numerous academic publications on architecture, cities, critical theory, public space, film and photography, Iain has been a skateboarder for over 40 years, and has advised numerous city authorities, charities, developers and the media about skateboarding culture and skateparks.
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Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
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Published on
Feb 21, 2019
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781472583475
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Language
English
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Genres
Architecture / General
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Social Science / Popular Culture
Sports & Recreation / Roller & In-Line Skating
Sports & Recreation / Skateboarding
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This content is DRM protected.
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