The Fights

By: Ford, Richard: Essay Selection and Introduction

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Gift quality first edition hardcover in black paper covered boards with bright gilt titles. Not exlib, no names, tears or soil. 127 pp profusely illustrated glossy text is flawless as is the photo illustrated dj, save for a price clipped frt flap but original $29.99 price sticker is present a little to the left of the clip. Of the press sports photographers of the '30s, '40s and '50s, Charles Hoff was considered far and away the best for his ability to bring out the visual drama of an athletic event. Seething with the raw dynamism of the boxing ring, the stunning, classic black and white photoraphs of Hoff are interwoven with remarkable writings on boxing by A.J. Leibling, Jimmy Cannon, William Nack, James Baldwin and Mark Kram plus an insightful biographical profile of Hoff by Journalist Richard Woodward. The Fights is rich in beauty and provocative in subject. It is a meditation on the soul of the boxer, and on the body as an instrument of violence and an inspiration for art.

Title: The Fights

Author Name: Ford, Richard: Essay Selection and Introduction

Illustrator: Hoff, Charles: Photographs

Categories: SPORTS,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: CA, Chronicle Books: 1996

ISBN Number: 0811811220

ISBN Number 13: 9780811811224

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Hardcover

Size: 4to - over 9

Seller Id: 46227

Keywords: Boxing, Pugilism, Early Sports Press Journalists: A.J. Leibling, Jimmy Cannon, William Nack, James Baldwin and Mark Kram.,