a loving look at America’s own beautiful game at its most elemental level: the basketball hoop. Renowned photojournalist Robin Layton gives a breathtaking view of the weathered dreams, fading memories and future glories hanging from solitary backboards around the country. This book puts into our hands the provenance of our game.
Basketball is deeply ingrained in our childhood, our play, in our culture and dreams. Rich or poor, unknown or famous, rent or own, we love the game of basketball.
From urban playgrounds to small-town alleyways and windswept barnyards, basketball has become a universal American experience and a worldwide cultural touchstone. Robin’s photographs capture that shared community, as well as the diversity and astonishing beauty surrounding this simple iron ring. Through images of hoops — some mundane and abandoned, others celebrated — she reveals their mesmerizing artistry.
It might be a unique gift that you could consider for the true basketball fan on your Christmas list.