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Steidl

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Slip, hbk, 2 vols, 8 x 11.75 in. / 976 pgs / 840 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2020 p. 107   

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ISBN 9783958296954 TRADE
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Henry Leutwyler: Olympia

Text by Nathalie Herschdorfer.

An exhaustive, two-volume appraisal of the collection of the Olympic Museum, from Henry Leutwyler, forensic documentarian of objects with rich histories

The IOC heritage collections contain hundreds of thousands of objects and a kilometer of documents from the history of the modern Olympic Games—from rare medals and torches to vintage sporting equipment, curiosities, prostheses and even doping control sets. Olympia, named after the site of the ancient Greek Olympic Games, contains more than 800 photographs by New York–based photographer Henry Leutwyler (born 1961) of the gems in this collection.

Leutwyler spent six weeks at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, painstakingly arranging and photographing in his trademark forensic style, teasing out the personality of these objects and exposing normally overseen details. Volume one presents objects arranged not chronologically, but shaped by intuition and juxtaposition: Jesse Owen’s and Carl Lewis’ shoes side by side; Leni Riefenstahl’s original film reels from Olympia (1938), documenting the controversial 1936 Summer Games in Berlin; the skateboard used to successfully pitch the sport for the Tokyo 2020 Games. A detailed glossary reveals the specifics and contexts of each object.

Volume two focuses on hundreds of documents from the IOC’s heritage collections—tickets, postcards, identity cards, posters, menus and more—itself a journey through typographic and graphic design history. The resulting encyclopedic book covers the entire arc of the modern Olympic Games, from Athens 1896 to Tokyo 2020, and is an unprecedented artistic record, not only of sporting history, but also of the Olympic values throughout more than a century of social and political change.


Henry Leutwyler: Olympia

STATUS: Forthcoming | 2/9/2021

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ISBN: 9783958297920
USD $65.00
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Pub Date: 2/9/2021
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Henry Leutwyler: Olympia

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Text by Nathalie Herschdorfer.

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ISBN: 9783958296954
USD $150.00
| CAN $215

Pub Date: 2/9/2021
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HENRY LEUTWYLER: HI THERE!

Text by Graham Howe, Henry Leutwyler.

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ISBN: 9783958295346
USD $40.00
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Pub Date: 5/19/2020
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Henry Leutwyler: Document

HENRY LEUTWYLER: DOCUMENT

Introduction by Karen Eileen Overbey.

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ISBN: 9783869309699
USD $75.00
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Pub Date: 11/22/2016
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Henry Leutwyler: Ballet

HENRY LEUTWYLER: BALLET

Introduction by Peter Martins.

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ISBN: 9783869309064
USD $85.00
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Pub Date: 6/23/2015
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HENRY LEUTWYLER: BALLET

Introduction by Peter Martins.

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ISBN: 9783869305448
USD $95.00
| CAN $115

Pub Date: 12/18/2012
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