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Sports Illustrated: Athlete Hardcover – May 6, 2008
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To me, the most amazing photo in here is Michael Jordan in the midst of a slam dunk. The height of Jordan and the way Walter makes him appear as if he is the only person in the whole arena. Walter also writes stories about some pictures and the Michael Jordan photo is one of them.
It's truly an amazing book. It's fun to look back at some famous moments in sport history and even to some recent moments. It's even great to see some athletes off the golf course, or b-ball court - but in their own private time.
If you love sports and great pictures, then check out this book. It really is a fantastic book and would make the perfect gift for almost anyone. I love it and highly recommend it.
Why only 4-stars? The presentation doesn't allow for any identifying captions on each page. There's an index-type "key" in the back of the book. Given the book's size, it is rather awkward to flip the pages forward and back to identify the athletes, not to mention that the entries are somewhat difficult to read due to the very small font.
BUT-- this is a minor complaint. If you've never seen Iooss' work (impossible?), you're in for a huge treat. And even if you have, you owe it to yourself to see them presented here. Gorgeous.
Five decades of sport blend seamlessly together in this exception volume. There isn't a single weak image in this book, which is hardly surprising since I seriously doubt that Walter has ever shot a bad photo...
I never tire of Walter's stories and his back story about his photos of Tiger Woods and of Yogi Berra with Whitey Ford are priceless...
Anyone who loves sports photography will love this beautifully designed book.
I'd give it 10 stars if I could
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Everything arrived quickly and was as described. We have been using it as much as possible and will continue to do so.Published on January 15, 2014 by Jody Kirk
This is the kind of cumbersome coffee table book you thumb through once and then ignore for the rest of your life. Read morePublished on October 13, 2010 by Amazon-tron 3000
A very nice book and will make a nice Christmas present for my grand children, who are into sports.Published on March 12, 2009 by Dr. Carvel E. Lincoln
This is an awesome book of photos I've not seen before. I've been a subscriber of SI for over 30 years and at least half of the photos I had not seen. Read morePublished on March 11, 2009 by Charles E. Gibbs
I bought this for my boyfriend's birthday and he totally loves it. We were NOT disappointed. The pictures are precise and vibrant. Read morePublished on March 11, 2009 by Laura C. Marado