Leanne Shapton

Of Tracks and Shoes

There is a book, Swimming Studies, by a Canadian author Leanne Shapton, which documents her notes on swimming and the shapes of pools she swims in. The book also contains photographs of the swim-suits she has collected over time as a swimmer – both serious and recreational. She writes of the smells of pools and…

Swimming Studies

Leanne Shapton, Swimming Studies, London: Penguin Books, 2012. Here is Leanne Shapton’s website: leanneshapton.com I am reading Leanne Shapton’s Swimming Studies, yes I am. Shapton is a Canadian artist and former elite swimmer, who almost made it to the Olympics. Nowadays, it seems that she is equal part author, publisher, illustrator and recreational, but regular…

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