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Athletes : the paintings of Joe Wilder, M.D.

Author: Joe Wilder; Red Auerbach
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams ; St. Louis : Mosby, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wilder, a New York surgeon, has been painting sports images for the last 20 years, bringing personal experience as a sportsman and knowledge of medicine to every canvas he paints. Beginning with Wilder's keynote essay on how the three strands of his life--sports, medicine, and art--have been knit together, the volume contains 13 essays by sportswriters, athletes, and medical experts on various sports such as  Read more...
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Named Person: Joe Wilder; Joe Wilder; Joe Wilder; Joe Wilder
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Wilder; Red Auerbach
ISBN: 0810916231 9780810916234 0801654459 9780801654459
OCLC Number: 11918811
Description: 176 pages : illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 32 cm
Responsibility: foreword by Lewis Thomas ; essays by Red Auerbach [and others] ; afterword by Dore Ashton.

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Wilder, a New York surgeon, has been painting sports images for the last 20 years, bringing personal experience as a sportsman and knowledge of medicine to every canvas he paints. Beginning with Wilder's keynote essay on how the three strands of his life--sports, medicine, and art--have been knit together, the volume contains 13 essays by sportswriters, athletes, and medical experts on various sports such as baseball, basketball, football, boxing, weightlifting, auto racing, horse racing, swimming and on the physical and psychological traits necessary to be a champion in each. The volume also relates how sports enthusiasts can use the lessons taught by the great professionals, and discusses choosing the right sport for one's physical type, seeking excellence in sports and in life, and continuing athletic activity in one's later years. ISBN 0-1809-1623-1: $50.00; ISBN 0-8016-5445-9 (Mosby): $50.00 (For use only in the library).

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