- Paperback: 221 pages
- Publisher: Simon and Schuster (1974)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671219227
- ISBN-13: 978-0671219222
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pumping Iron: The Art and Sport of Bodybuilding Paperback – 1974
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Of course, this affectionate and knowing look at the life and lifestyles of several serious competitive bodybuilders was so successful that it encouraged the photographer, George Butler, to try to find backing for a film version of the book. And it was a difficult sell, for the movie mavens had little appreciation for the degree of public interest in muscles and muscle men then. Indeed, the movie was never released for wide commercial viewing, but was rather relegated to showings at art cinemas and other venues. Yet the book was a resounding success, and was on the best-selling trade books for months and months.
The book can still be found in used bookstores, and is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in the history of bodybuilding or the lifestyles of the most famous musclemen of the late 1960s and 1970s.Read more ›
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The pictures are great. The writing is a little hard to follow.Published 10 days ago by Steven Nisbet Jr.
Classic Book of true golden age bodybuilding, an era that will never comeback.Published 7 months ago by S. Drew
a MUST HAVE if you are a bodybuilding fan and particularly if you have the movie.Published 9 months ago by Jeff Thompson
Amazing book on bodybuilding , so i if you have any interest at all in the sport the book won't disappoint you.Published 9 months ago by jamesfwashington
Hubby is a bodybuilder and LOVES this book! :D He owned this book when it was originally printed, and is very satisfied to own it again.Published 24 months ago by Joe Santos