Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding

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Surfboards were once made of wood and shaped by hand, objects of both cultural and recreational significance. Today most surfboards are mass-produced with fiberglass and a stew of petrochemicals, moving (or floating) billboards for athletes and their brands, emphasizing the commercial rather than the cultural. Surf Craft maps this evolution, examining surfboard design and craft with 150 color images and an insightful text. From the ancient Hawaiian alaia , the traditional board of the common people, to the unadorned ...

Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding 2014, Mit Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262027601

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