Assouline Football: The Impossible Collection Book
In celebration of 150 years of college football and 100 years of the National Football League, Assouline presents Football: The Impossible Collection book—The 100 Most Legendary Moments in History. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive view of both college and professional football, a curated selection of 100 historic firsts, unforgettable upsets and routs, amazing plays and unusual happenings, such as when a college marching band prematurely took the field, interrupting the incredible final touchdown of a rivalry game.
|Size & Fit||
15..7" W x 18.5" L x 2.7" D
|Details & Care||Handcrafted limited edition in a faux pigskin clamshell case|
Selected by noted sports journalist Michael MacCambridge, Football: The Impossible Collection showcases the 100 most exciting, memorable and significant events that shaped this American sport, from 1869 when Princeton played Rutgers in the very first college game, the first legal forward pass in 1906, the Ice Bowl, the Immaculate Reception and the Hail Mary, to the 2018 record-scoring 54-51 shootout between the Rams and Chiefs on Monday Night Football. Illustrated with dynamic photographs, rarely seen archival documents and vintage memorabilia, this collectible handcrafted Ultimate Collection volume is presented in a unique faux pigskin clamshell case, the quintessential compendium for fans of college and professional football. Michael MacCambridge has written extensively about sports, music, movies, and popular culture. His award-winning book America’s Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation is widely considered the definitive modern history of pro football. He edited the critically acclaimed ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. For eight years a columnist and critic at the Austin American-Statesman, MacCambridge also contributed to A New Literary History of America, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, Grantland, The Ringer, and GQ. MacCambridge has served as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Texas.
Assouline’s Ultimate Collection is an homage to the art of luxury bookmaking. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan. Treating a range of topics from jewelry and fashion, fine art and the ‘Impossible Collections,’ the Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Nestled in linen clamshell presentation cases, these books attract collectors, lovers of the printed page, and those who devour the culture of our time. Signaling a new level of sophistication for true connoisseurs, these unique books are works of art in their own right.