Alec Soth has a great passion for table tennis, now almost as well known as his books, and this led him to collect a large number of photographs on the sport. From his archive he selected some of them and called in two writers, Geoff Dyer and Pico Iyer, who are also table tennis lovers, to compose the texts for this very funny and ironic book. Nuns playing table tennis, pigeons passing a ball around, portraits of players from the early 1900s having fun. The rhythm of the book is reminiscent of a game, and the design too: opening the book fully, one realises that the two sides of the cover are none other than the sides of the table, where the rib is the net.
A tiny jewel!
Edition of 1000 numbered copies