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GOAT - GREATEST OF ALL TIME: A Tribute to Muhammad Ali "... the biggest, heaviest, most radiant thing ever printed in the history of civilization. - Der Spiegel, Hamburg, October 6, 2003 Muhammad Ali is one of the most remarkable personalities of our time and the greatest sportsman ever to walk the earth. To honor this living legend, TASCHEN has created a work that is epic in scale and as unique and vibrant as the man himself. A worthy tribute to his life should reflect the scale of his achievements, and GOAT - GREATEST OF ALL TIME is fully up to that task: The Champ's Edition: No. 1 - 1,000 The "Champ's Edition" has a white silk cover with pink lettering. Limited to 1,000 individually numbered copies, each one signed by Muhammad Ali and Jeff Koons. Four gallery-quality silver gelatin prints in the size 50 x 50 cm (20 x 20 in.) signed by photographer Howard L. Bingham and Muhammad Ali: Muhammad Ali, 1978, Cassius Clay in Louisville, 1963, Ali vs Liston II, 1965, and Sitting on a Million Dollars, 1963 Every "Champ's Edition" comes with the sculpture "Radial Champs" by Jeff Koons. (size 175 x 170 cm, 69" x 67", comprising of 2 inflatables and a stool). Over 3,000 images - photographs, art and memorabilia, much of it published for the first time - from over 150 photographers and artists. Original essays and the best interviews and writing on the Champ of the last five decades, from hundreds of writers, totaling 600,000 words. XXL-format: 792 pages, including two gatefold sequences measuring 200 cm x 50 cm (80" x 20") and nine gold-metallic double-page spreads printed in silkscreen, open each chapter. Measuring 50 cm x 50 cm (20" x 20"), GOAT tips the scales at 34 kgs (75 lbs). Each copy comes in a silk-covered box illustrated with Neil Leifer's iconic 1966 photo, Ali vs Williams. Bound by the official bindery for the Vatican, in pink leather, the color of Ali's first Cadillac. The bindery, specializing in the most elaborate and oversized editions of the Bible and the Koran, enforces the strictest standards of quality control and only several hundred copies can be assembled per week. Utilizing state-of-the-art digital technology, no expense has been spared to restore the original photographic materials to the highest possible standards. The results of this effort create unparalleled intensity and range in the colors, and exquisite tone and density within the duotone images. Eight-color printing on Galaxi Keramik 200 gsm semi-matte paper with gloss varnish on all images. Prioritized delivery of GOAT has started in the Spring of 2004. As copies are completed they will ship to customers in the order in which the pre-orders were received. "Destined to become a collector's item of extraordinary value." -The Observer Sport Monthly, London
Das schillernde Leben der Boxlegende ganz neu erzählt Muhammad Ali – drei Mal unumstrittener Boxweltmeister – ist eine der schillerndsten Figuren des 20. Jahrhunderts, seine Geschichte verknüpft mit den großen politischen und kulturellen Konflikten seiner Zeit. Für viele ist er ein Symbol für den Kampf für Freiheit und gegen Unterdrückung. Dem Menschen hinter dieser Heldensaga sind wir jedoch nie nahe gekommen. Der Bestsellerautor und Sportlerbiograph Jonathan Eig erzählt dieses außergewöhnliche Leben auf der Basis bisher unbekannter Quellen noch einmal neu. Der »echte Ali« war Pazifist und Boxer, Muslim und treuloser Ehemann, ein Schwarzer, der zum Symbol für den Kampf gegen Rassismus aufstieg, aber seinesgleichen demütigte – ein Leben voller Brüche und Widersprüche. Mit Bildteil
GOAT - GREATEST OF ALL TIME: A Tribute to Muhammad Ali "... the biggest, heaviest, most radiant thing ever printed in the history of civilization. - Der Spiegel, Hamburg, October 6, 2003 Muhammad Ali is one of the most remarkable personalities of our time and the greatest sportsman ever to walk the earth. To honor this living legend, TASCHEN has created a work that is epic in scale and as unique and vibrant as the man himself. A worthy tribute to his life should reflect the scale of his achievements, and GOAT - GREATEST OF ALL TIME is fully up to that task: The Collector's Edition: No. 1,001 - 10,000 The "Collector's Edition" shows Ali's torso with pink lettering. Limited to 9,000 individually numbered copies, each one signed by Muhammad Ali and Jeff Koons. Every "Collector's Edition" comes with the photo-litho Radial Champs by Jeff Koons in the size 50 x 40 cm (20" x 16"). Over 3,000 images - photographs, art and memorabilia, much of it published for the first time - from over 150 photographers and artists. Original essays and the best interviews and writing on the Champ of the last five decades, from hundreds of writers, totaling 600,000 words. XXL-format: 792 pages, including two gatefold sequences measuring 200 cm x 50 cm (80" x 20") and nine gold-metallic double-page spreads printed in silkscreen, open each chapter. Measuring 50 cm x 50 cm (20" x 20"), GOAT tips the scales at 34 kgs (75 lbs). Each copy comes in a silk-covered box illustrated with Neil Leifer's iconic 1966 photo, Ali vs Williams. Bound by the official bindery for the Vatican, in pink leather, the color of Ali's first Cadillac. The bindery, specializing in the most elaborate and oversized editions of the Bible and the Koran, enforces the strictest standards of quality control and only several hundred copies can be assembled per week. Utilizing state-of-the-art digital technology, no expense has been spared to restore the original photographic materials to the highest possible standards. The results of this effort create unparalleled intensity and range in the colors, and exquisite tone and density within the duotone images. Eight-color printing on Galaxi Keramik 200 gsm semi-matte paper with gloss varnish on all images. Prioritized delivery of GOAT has started in the Spring of 2004. As copies are completed they will ship to customers in the order in which the pre-orders were received. "Full of stunning, never seen before photographs and articles, GOAT will fairly take your breath away with its sheer beauty and size. The book is a must-have collector's item." --In Press, Manila, on GOAT
Um ein neues Nachwort ergänzt berichtet das Standardwerk "King of the World" vom Leben der Boxlegende: Als Cassius Clay stieg der Junge aus Louisville in den Ring der Welt, als Muhammad Ali wurde er zum bekanntesten Mann des Planeten, ein alles überragender Athlet und Entertainer. Er veränderte die Welt des Sports von Grund auf. Er war ein Spiegel seiner Zeit, ein geniales Großmaul, ein Mythos, Symbolfigur und Leitwolf in den Rassenunruhen der sechziger Jahre. David Remnick zeichnet detailreich, spannend, luzide und elegant das meisterhafte Porträt eines der größten Sportler des 20. Jahrhunderts, der zum Rebellen und Idol, zum King of the World wurde.
Eine große Klappe und der tänzelnde Boxstil waren seine Markenzeichen. Muhammad Ali war und ist als Schwergewichtsboxer der Größte aller Zeiten ? Sportlegende und Ikone einer ganzen Generation. Mit seiner Konvertierung zum Islam setzte erein erstes öffentliches Zeichen; seit seinem Rückzug aus dem aktiven Sport und der Erkrankung an Parkinson ist Ali in zahlreichen karitativen Organisationen tätig. Damit begann sein zweites Leben: die Besinnung auf die wahren, die innerenWerte der Liebe und des Seins. In diesem Buch lernen wir den anderen Muhammad Ali kennen: den weisen, liebevollen Gatten, Familienvater, Freund und engagierten Zeitgenossen, dessen Humor und Anteilnahme zu Herzen gehen.Der Mann ist eineLegende. Sein Buch zeigt, was er wirklich denkt.

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