A Guide to the World's Greatest Kicks, from Sport to Street
Author: Mathieu Le Maux
Publisher: Universe Publishing(NY)
A visual history of the world s most coveted and popular footwear, from early Keds and Converse All Stars to the latest fashion and design icons. Every sneaker has a story to tell, and this encyclopedic book features 1,000 full-color images of the sneakers that have most influenced global sneaker culture with examples to engage sneaker aficionados of all stripes. Trainers, tennis shoes, kicks whatever you call them, the sneaker has risen to global popularity with a huge international audience clamoring for the rarest, the latest, or the reissued classics. This book comprehensively showcases sneakers through time from early Air Jordans, the original Air Force 1, and Adidas Superstars to iconic contemporary designs by pop culture figures like Kanye West and cool fashion designers like Yohji Yamamoto and Martin Margiela. Every angle is covered throwbacks and new shoes alike with legendary sneakers, groundbreaking designs, and technical advancements, as well as the athletes and celebrities who made the shoe famous. Included are the Adidas Jabbar, the Puma Clyde, the Nike Air Force 1, the Reebok Question, the Nike Zoom Kobe IV, and many others from acknowledged classics, along with less remembered styles worthy of recognition, such as the Royal Master Pro-Keds or the Sk8 High Vans, and one-of-a-kind limited releases like the 1971 Kareem-Abdul-Jabbar Adidas. "1000 Sneakers" features detailed reference sections for collectors, histories of leading brands and designers, and anecdotes from the worlds of sports, fashion, hip-hop, and popular culture, making this book the perfect gift for sports, design, and street fashion enthusiasts alike."
We are all dressed. But how often do we pause to think about the place of our clothes in our lives? What unconscious thoughts do we express when we dress every day? Can memories, meaning and ideas be wrapped up in a winter coat? These are the questions that interest Shahidha Bari, as she explores the secret language of our clothes. Ranging freely through literature, art, film and philosophy, Dressed tracks the hidden power of clothes in our culture and our daily lives. From the depredations of violence and ageing to our longing for freedom, love and privacy, from the objectification of women to the crisis of masculinity, each garment exposes a fresh dilemma. Item by item, the story of ourselves unravels. Evocative, enlightening and dazzlingly original, Dressed is not just about clothes as objects of fashion or as a means of self-expression. This is a book about the deepest philosophical questions of who we are, how we see ourselves and how we dress to face the world.
Why does the sport industry operate as it does? Why do governments in some countries directly support sport programs facilities and athletes while other governments do not? Why does a pair of basketball shoes cost £100? Why can some sport organisations operate as monopolists to sell their television rights? This book investigates 'big-time' sports such as professional football baseball basketball and hockey and goes beyond other texts to include the economics of global sports youth sports recreational sports the sporting good industry and sport outside the boundaries of the United States. Written for students with some exposure to economic concepts and analysis 'Economics of Sport' is ideal for a lower division elective course for economics majors for master's students in sport management or for economics professors who are in the process of learning more about the sport industry. In its 12 chapters the book defines the sport industry and reviews economic concepts before examining central issues such as benefits and costs; the theory of the firm; profit maximisation as a major motivator and alternative motivators; elasticity of demand and supply; market structures from perfect competition to monopolies; labour-related issues; government sport community sport and private enterprise; government and industry self-regulation; antitrust laws; and sport as a global industry. The last two chapters look at sport as a global industry and assess how economic systems affect sport governance in the world the reasons for international expansion the sport club systems used around the world and the increased internationalisation of sport business activities. The book also examines the technological advances and demographic changes that influence demand as well as the changing labour markets around the world.
Advertising expenditure data across ten media: consumer magazines, Sunday magazines, newspapers, outdoor, network television, spot television, syndicated television, cable television, network radio, and national spot radio. Lists brands alphabetically and shows total ten media expenditures, media used, parent company and PIB classification for each brand. Also included in this report are industry class totals and rankings of the top 100 companies of the ten media.
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