Britain, pioneer of a majority of the world's most popular sports, is uniquely rich in sporting heroes - many of whom are immortalised in sculpture and memorials around the British Isles.
These heroes in bronze are the focus of this beautifully illustrated book which is a fascinating and often surprising journey in discovery of these diverse and inspiring monuments celebrating figures who have shaped our sporting history through the ages.
From W G Grace to Steve Redgrave, from Stanley Matthews to Red Rum, a vast array of sporting immortals are captured within the book’s 320 pages. Many are well-known but others unexpected, ranging from 18th century prize-fighters to modern day footballers and Olympians. Immortals of British Sport covers more than 20 sports as the book’s eight chapters explore different eras and unlock treasures of our illustrious sporting past.
Produced by an award-winning editorial team, the worlds of sport and art meet with more than 200 striking and specially commissioned photographs appearing alongside stories of each of these ‘immortals’. This kaleidoscope of heroes, and the sculptures and memorials that immortalise them, provides a unique and vivid celebration of Britain’s rich sporting heritage.
Immortals of British Sport
- Publisher: Vision Sports Publishing
- Year: 2013
- ISBN 13: 9781909534186
- Number of Pages: 320
- Format: Hardback
- Publication Date: 2013-08-01
- Availability: In Stock