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A Portrait of Lord's free pdf In 1814, Thomas Lord founded the world's most famous cricket ground in London. This new book celebrates the 200th anniversary in 2014 of Lord's Ground moving to its famous home. The story is told through 200 objects from the game's finest collection, taking a fresh approach to explore highlights, rarities and curios within the hallowed walls of Marylebone Cricket Club, owner of Lord's. Extensively featured are bats, balls and kit used by the great cricketers who have played at Lord's, from W.G. Grace to Shane Warne. Other selections shed light on a variety of themes connecting club, ground and game to the wider world: cricket's associations with sporting ethos and British character- the club's role in the emergence of the 18th-century British school of painting- its social life and position in London society- the ground's acclaimed architecture- the development of international tours- and links with other sports, including Olympic archery, which Lord's hosted during London 2012. This is the first book on the Lord's collections for 25 years, and benefits from new acquisitions and commissions, fresh photography and new archive research, to tell a new history of cricket's best-loved venue.

About Adam Chadwick

Adam Chadwick is Curator of Collections at Marylebone Cricket Club.

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Author : Adam Chadwick
Publisher : Scala Publishers Ltd
Data Published : 24 July 2013
ISBN : 1857598296
EAN : 9781857598292
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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