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Saving Face: The Art and History of the Goalie Mask Hardcover – Aug 15 2008

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1st Printing edition (Aug. 15 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470155582
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470155585
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 2 x 27 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 907 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #321,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“[A]n enjoyable book. The vast majority of hockey fans will likely find something to appreciate in the accessible and entertaining historical segment of the text which covers the first two-thirds of the book, and few if any will be able to resist the simple appeal of scrolling through the beautiful pictures of goalie masks...” --Edmonton Journal
--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

From the Inside Flap

Who was the first goaltender to wear a mask in a game? Who was the last to go without one? When did goalies start painting their masks?

These are just a few of the questions-each with a fascinating story behind it-that are answered in this definitive book on goalie masks.

Saving Face: The Art and History of the Goalie Mask looks at the development of the mask from its earliest days as a rudimentary face-saving device to its current high-tech design. bullet-proof construction and cutting-edge artwork.

Saving Face is a visual journey, too. More than 150 historic and modern photos, including 30-plus full-page shots of some of the most famous masks ever created, support a text that weaves the tale of the mask's development.

Based on extensive archival research and exclusive interviews, Saving Face tells the story of the goalies behind the mask, and their fight for the right to wear one. It also looks at mask makers, like the little-known face-mold-making pioneers who experimented with materials such as plastic fiberglass in basement workshops, and the talented artisans and artists behind hockey's modern masterpieces.

While goaltenders the world over owe a debt of thanks to those who created, developed, championed and continuously improved the mask, hockey fans everywhere are thankful too. For the mask today has gone far beyond its original function-saving face-to become the most unique and intriguing piece of equipment in all of sports.

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Format: Hardcover
For hockey fans, especially goalies. This book is lavishly illustrated and tells the story of the evolution of goalie masks from pioneer Jacques Plante to the present. You see how the mask evolved, changed the game and improved goaltending. Photos are large and plenty, but do not overshadow the text which offers detail, but is well edited. The overall book is smartly laid out and simple, moving chronologically. Good for casual flipping and in-depth reading. An essential hockey book.
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I gave this book to my nephew for Christmas, he's 25 and had been a goalie since the time he was a little boy, he is also a great artist and has spent hours as a teenager reproducing the art on goalie masks. He loves this book.
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lots of great photos, info on all the major makers, only thing I found strange was the first third of the book featured goalies without masks, I'd rather have had a bunch more photos of seventies masks.
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excellent price, well packed, just as described.
will make great present for someone special. will be back to this store again
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Magnifique livre. À quand une traduction française?
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