A Photographic Tribute to Soccer’s Most Beautiful Era

07.03.2014

SPORTS

It was Pelé who coined the phrase “the beautiful game,” and in the 1970s the game was at its most beautiful, free-flowing and entertaining. Soccer became truly international thanks to extraordinarily talented teams and charismatic players who became the first generation of soccer superstars, long before David Beckham and Neymar Jr. In a new book by TASCHEN, the tome tackles the global and cultural impact of the game, the memorable fashions, the girlfriends, the cars, the politics, the fans, the hooligans, the passion, the thrills and, of course, the sideburns. It’s a joint celebration of the world’s most popular sport and the sizzling 70s – including the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, the first soccer championship televised in color, and won by the legendary Brazilian side led by Pelé; the 1974 World Cup, dominated by the intense rivalry between the powerful West German side and the “Total Football” of the Dutch team; the 1978 World Cup, hosted and won by Argentina; and the extraordinary club sides such as Ajax, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, and the New York Cosmos. The Age of Innocence features photography by Neil Leifer, Peter Robinson, Gerry Cranham, Terry O’Neill, Volker Hinz, Jerry Cooke, Harry Benson, Sven Simon, and many others, as well as images sourced from archives all over the world, and essays from award-winning football writers Rob Hughes, David Goldblatt, Brian Glanville and Barney Ronay.

The Age of Innocence. Football in the 1970s is available here.

  • Veliko Zdravja

    THE SEA IS ALWAYS BLUE,
    LIKE T SHIRTS
    FASHION, SKY BIRDS?
    DRAGONS, SKY ON, TAIJI,
    BOND, BUT NOT ALONE!

    life and times

    no crimes

    life and times

    no crimes

    life and times

    no crimes

    REAL AND LIFE,
    WIFE.
    PEACE AND GAME,
    CHAIN AND RAIN,
    PEACE IT WINS
    GAME AND NO SINS
    BLONDIE HOW WE GO,
    PEACE TRAIN ON THE SHOW.

  • Veliko Zdravja

    JAY Z GOLD
    SAVE THE SOUL
    GAME AND CHAIN POP A MAIN

    JAY Z GOLD
    I AM NO SLUT
    55 NO BUT
    GAME ON 66 000 ALL RAP BOUND.

    NO SLUT,
    NO NO SLUT
    NO NO NO NO SLUT
    BUT BUT.

    JAY Z GOLD
    FOREVER
    JAY Z
    AMAZI
    WE ALL GO LIKE WE GO CARDS GAME
    I AM FERRARI BETTERS
    RAIN GAME
    CHAIN MAN
    UNDERSTAND
    NO SHOW
    BOAT GOAT,
    FROAT :)

  • Veliko Zdravja

    THOSE PLAYERS PLAYIN
    THE DESTENY IS T.J. IS IN GAME
    LIKE TOMYSTARTOMY IS THE NAME
    JANG AND JIN
    STUPID AND GREAT
    GAME CHAIN
    MAIN MAN
    GAME MAN
    CHAIN MAN :)

    JUST LIVE THE EASY LIFE
    CONTRACT
    THAT PLANE IS IN THE SEVEN HEAVEN
    WHERE THE PLANE GO
    ROAD AND BOAT.

    FERRARI CAR
    SUPERSTAR :)

  • Veliko Zdravja

    THOSE ARE PROFESIONALS.NIGHT AND DAY
    DONT EXIST IN OUR TOWN
    HERE IS JUST DAY
    BUT I CHILL IN BEGINING TILL MIDNIGHT
    NO FIGHT
    THE WAY
    THAN TURN ON!!!
    TAIJI
    JUST BE
    FREE SKILLS
    NO BILLS
    KILL BILL?
    KONG FU?
    ROAD BACK
    PEACE TRACK…..

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