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Simon Inglis - Sightlines - 9780224059695 - KKD0005228
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Description for Sightlines Paperback. For the author, sports stadiums are cultural barometers. Empty or full, ultra-modern or decrepit, they offer an understanding of how fans and entire communities operate. Starting with Olympia and ending up at the venue for the 2000 Games in Sydney, he delivers a series of sporting tales. Num Pages: 320 pages, portraits. BIC Classification: WSBV. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 19. Weight in Grams: 240. Good clean copy with some minor shelf wear
Simon Inglis is a fan with a mission. Fed up with being labelled an anorak, yet repeatedly led astray by the glimpse of a grandstand accross a crowded city, he searches the world for a deeper meaning behind his fascination with stadiums. What is it, he asks en route from ancient Olympia to Sydney 2000, about men and neatly-edged turf? Why are there more football grounds in Buenos Aires than public libraries? Why do Auckland residents resent their local stadium while those in Chicago celebrate theirs? And what can we learn from the Indians, the Irish and a ... Read more

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About Simon Inglis
Born in Birmingham, writer and broadcaster Simon Inglis penned his first comments on stadiums at the age of six. Among various football and stadium-related works he is best known for the acclaimed Football Grounds of Europe (1990) and the bestselling Football Grounds of Britain (1996). When not watching Aston Villa, he lives with his wife and two cats in London, ... Read more

Reviews for Sightlines
Another classic. A glorious stadium odyssey
Frank Keating
Inglis is the spiritual leader for us poor souls who suffer a sinful quickening of the pulse when we see floodlights looming...in a curious love-song to the modern sporting arena...his journey is one that demands company
Irish Times
A terrific book, full of unexpected wisdom, unforced ... Read more

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