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Skateboarding, space and the city : architecture, the body and performative critique

Author: Iain Borden
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Berg, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Skateboarders are an increasingly common feature of the urban environment - recent estimates total 40 million world-wide. We are all aware of their often extraordinary talent and manoeuvres on the city streets. This book is the first detailed study of the urban phenomenon of skateboarding. It looks at skateboarding history from the surf-beaches of California in the 1950s, through the purpose-built stateparks of the
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Borden
ISBN: 185973488X 9781859734889 1859734936 9781859734933
OCLC Number: 137353272
Description: pages cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Devices --
3. Found Space --
4. Constructed Space --
5. Body Space --
6. Subculture --
7. Urban Compositions --
8. Performing the City --
9. Closure and Aperture.
Responsibility: Iain Borden.

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