Football Murals: A Celebration of Soccer’s Greatest Street Art (Hardcover)

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On high-rise buildings, street corners and stadium walls in countries around the world, eye-catching murals pay tribute to footballing greats. From Messi and Ronaldo to Rapinoe and Cruyff, nowhere is the awe and affection felt for these legends and cult heroes more strikingly displayed. Football Murals showcases this fascinating phenomenon and offers a fresh, highly visual perspective on the global game. This is the first book to celebrate these towering works of art.

Beckenbauer and Cruyff, Rooney and Ronaldinho, Totti and Salah, Zlatan and Zidane – being honoured with a mural cements a player's place in a club's heritage and links them to the heart of the community. This richly illustrated book showcases the most impressive examples, explores their inspirational qualities and examines what they say about these icons and their sport.

Written and curated by respected football writer Andy Brassell, this ground-breaking book features more than 100 murals from around the world, capturing the scale, grandeur and wit of this powerful and popular art form. Through a series of short essays and extended captions, Andy shares the players' stories, discusses the cultural politics and explains just why these men and women have been immortalised in mural form.

Covering such diverse topics as Home Town Glory, Football Fame and The Cult of the Coach, Football Murals addresses the issues important to fans worldwide. It spans Marcus Rashford's inspirational mural in a Manchester suburb, the George Best tribute on the East Belfast estate where he was born, the 15-foot depiction of Megan Rapinoe in St Paul, Minnesota, and the Naples 'shrine' to Diego Maradona.

About the Author

Andy Brassell is a highly respected freelance football writer (Guardian, Mirror, Blizzard) and a familiar voice on TalkSport, BBC Radio 5's Monday Night Club, the Football Ramble podcast and the Totally Football Show. He is known for his expertise on European football specifically, but he won't be limiting his mural explorations to the continent (far from it.) He has a Twitter following of 76.5k. @andybrassell

Product Details
ISBN: 9781399402804
ISBN-10: 1399402803
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport
Publication Date: October 11th, 2022
Pages: 176
Language: English