Looking at modern culture through the lens of sports, Human Game: Winners and Losers, is a new book by Fondazione Pitti Discovery that covers technology, fashion, art, medicine, politics and much more. Divided into five major chapters (corresponding to the five Olympic rings)—Limit, Games, Mutation, Tradition, and Freedom—the beautiful photography and entrancing histories and essays bring out the sports enthusiast in anyone. We especially enjoyed the sultry fashion photography and sections like Athletic Supporters, Argyle, Snow Suits, and all the coverage of sneakers, natch. $40 from D.A.P.
By Todd Thomas