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Muhammad Ali, Zürich, 26. 12. 1971

Muhammad Ali, Zürich, 26. 12. 1971
© Photography: Georg Gatsas, Waldstatt

Muhammad Ali, Zürich, 26. 12. 1971
© Photography: Simon Schmid / NL, Bern

Muhammad Ali, Zürich, 26. 12. 1971
© Photography: Simon Schmid / NL, Bern

Editor:
Eric Bachmann, Zürich

Design:
Dominik Bachmann, Zürich

Printing:
DZA Druckerei zu Altenburg GmbH, Altenburg

Publisher:
Edition Patrick Frey, Zürich

ISBN:
978-3-90592-965-2

This fascinating illustrated book with photos by Eric Bachmann, who accompanied Muhammad Ali before his fight against Jürgen Blin in Zurich’s Hallenstadion, functions like a time capsule. The large number of pictures ─ often several from a single situation or scene ─ creates a film-like impression. The chronological arrangement produces the effect of a kind of ‘day in the life of Zurich’ in 1971. The quality of the reproductions is high and the design, with full-bleed images on one or two pages each, appears almost timeless. This impression is reinforced by the use of a hardback cover with a dust jacket. An informative closing section of the book provides short biographical notes in dictionary form on the people who appear in the pictures alongside Ali as well as a complete reproduction of every page of the fight programme. This is a warm, affectionate book.

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