The material of heroes

The material of heroes
The material of heroes


Writters: Daniel CHAMPSAUR, Julien MATHONNIERE

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25,5 × 30,7 cm
Bookshop, Youth, Exhibition, Exhibition - Fashion & Sport, from one catwalk to another


Immerse yourself in the history of the French basketball team through 30 emblematic jerseys. Worn by iconic players who have played for some of Europe's biggest clubs or in the NBA, they are symbols of legendary competitions and matches, milestone exploits and great disappointments for Les Bleus. But beyond the sporting framework, each jersey embodies and tells the story of a page in the sport's great history; it bears witness to a particular period and culture, an atmosphere and a fashion... Thanks to numerous unpublished archives and extensive research work, this book gives a voice to the privileged witnesses of French basketball who, from Vincent Collet to Catherine Malfois, from Moustapha Sonko to Rudy Gobert, reveal themselves in exclusive interviews. L'Étoffe des héros" is an exceptional and unique book, at the crossroads of sport and culture, inviting you on an almost one-hundred-year journey to the heart of French basketball.