The Hockey Hall of Fame was founded in 1943 and was given a permanent home in Toronto in 1961. Aside from honoring those whose outstanding achievements have contributed to the development of the game, the Hockey Hall of Fame exists to collect, preserve, research, exhibit and promote all the objects and images that are significant to the story of ice hockey throughout the world.Read more...
The Hockey Hall of Fame was founded in 1943 and was given a permanent home in Toronto in 1961. Aside from honoring those whose outstanding achievements have contributed to the development of the game, the Hockey Hall of Fame exists to collect, preserve, research, exhibit and promote all the objects and images that are significant to the story of ice hockey throughout the world.
The objects in the Hockey Hall of Fame tell hockey's story and capture hockey's personality. Icons, like Wayne Gretzky's tucked-in jersey, Jacques Plante's mask or Bobby Hull's curved stick blade, are recognized the world over. The Hockey Hall of Fame allows the past and present to collide in a melange of mementos, paraphernalia, photos and videos of hockey's best, brightest and most intriguing moments.
And it is the same in " Hockey Hall of Fame Treasures." This lavishly illustrated book is absolutely packed with beautiful color photography, displaying the most interesting, unique, famous and rare artifacts from the Hockey Hall of Fame's collection. Woven through this presentation of artifacts are the words of Adrienne Clarkson, Dave Bidini, James Duthie and Don Gillmor, who share with readers their profoundly personal connection to the game.
Showcasing hundreds of individual items, "Hockey Hall of Fame Treasures" is the next best thing to being at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-11-21
- Reviewer: Staff
The perfect holiday gift for any hockey fan, this presentation of more than 800 artifacts from the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto is so beautifully organized and printed that it should be irresistible to any sports fan—even one who doesn’t much like hockey. Bowman, a former hall president, once said that the hall is “the cathedral of the icons of hockey,” and the book’s chapters present its treasures in great detail. “Celebrating the Game,” for example, showcases a trove of trading cards, pennants, even a late 1970s Andy Warhol silkscreen portrait of New York Ranger star Rod Gilbert (the first player in Ranger history to have his number retired). And a chapter on “Playing the Game,” which focuses on equipment, also features some fantastic 1950s-era black & white photos of players—posing and fighting—that are reminiscent of the best work of urban photojournalist Weegee. Interspersed are various essays by sports writers and hockey professionals, which add depth to many of the chapters. Best of all is an essay by journalist Adrienne Clarkson, whose essay on the birth of the Clarkson Cup, given to the champion of North American women’s professional hockey, adds an essential element to the sport. (Dec.)