Immortals of British Sport
A celebration of Britain's sporting history through sculpture
By Ian Hewitt and Sampson Lloyd
Online shop price: £20.00
Britain, pioneer of many of the world's most popular sports,
is uniquely rich in sporting heroes - many of whom are
immortalised in sculptures and memorials around the British
This beautifully illustrated book is a fascinating and
often suprising journey in discovery of these diverse and
inspiring monuments that celebrate the figures who have
shaped our sporting history through the ages.
From WG Grace to Steve Redgrave, from Stanley Matthews to Red
Rum, a vast array of these 'sporting immortals' are captured within
these 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 the 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 sporting heritage.
This beautiful, and often poignant, coffee-table book is a
perfect gift for lovers of sporting history and/or sculpture and
covers eight golden eras: from the Victorians right through to the
There is an accompanying website to the book:
Sports Journalists' Association
One of the most sumptuous and beautiful sports books that it has ever been my good fortune to hold... This magnificent work will hold a pride of place on my shelf... This is, in my opinion, one of the most important books on sport to have been published in this or any other era.
The Sport Heritage Review
Well-written, beautifully photographed and, very accessible... A steal at twice the price.