Sport as Symbol: Images of the Athlete in Art, Literature and Song

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Upon first consideration, sport and art seem to occupy separate, even opposing, realms--sport, associated with physical prowess, and art, with the highest reaches of the human mind. But because sport is such a powerful metaphor for so many human experiences, it has found its way into artistic traditions all over the world. Part One of this book provides a basic understanding of sport as symbol. Part Two gives attention to animals as adversaries and traces the origins of sporting art back to the hunt. Part Three considers ...

Sport as Symbol: Images of the Athlete in Art, Literature and Song 2012, McFarland & Co Inc, Jefferson, NC

ISBN-13: 9780786469413

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Sport as Symbol: Images of the Athlete in Art, Literature and Song 2003, McFarland & Company, Jefferson, NC

ISBN-13: 9780786415793

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