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Graffiti and Street Art (Paperback)

Anna Waclawek

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ISBN 10: 0500204071 / ISBN 13: 9780500204078
Published by Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011
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Language: English . Brand New Book. This concise and accessible survey, the latest title in Thames Hudsons renowned World of Art series, is set to become the definitive popular guide to graffiti and street art. The traditional letter-based graffiti that appeared on the streets of Philadelphia and New York over forty years ago launched a global art movement that has evolved into two distinct disciplines. While both thrive illegally and challenge the concept of public space, the new wave of street art puts greater emphasis on figures, abstraction, symbols and formal techniques. This book explains the terms and language of graffiti and street art from tags and throwies to culture jamming and subvertising as well as their multiple influences and sub-genres. Organized thematically, it traces the origins and evolution of graffiti and street art, and explores the motivations and practices of the leading exponents; the relationship between these art forms and the urban environment; their interactions with (or rejection of) the market and the world of commercial galleries; and, their increasingly important role in visual culture as a whole. Bookseller Inventory # AA29780500204078

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Title: Graffiti and Street Art (Paperback)

Publisher: Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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A refreshingly jargon-free survey of what many consider the art movement of the twenty-first century.

Whether adored or abhorred, graffiti and street art provoke passionate debate. This is the first comprehensive popular survey of the art movement around the world. Organized thematically, it explores the origins of the movement and its evolution, the relationship between street art and the urban environment, its interactions with (or rejection of) the market and the world of commercial galleries, and the culture of street art online.

The book features a wide range of artists working in different media and styles across multiple countries. It explains the terms and language of street art―from tags and throwies to culture jamming and subvertising―as well as its multiple influences and sub-genres. 211 illustrations in color and black and white

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Anna Waclawek is Graduate Program Administrator in the Department of Art History at Montreal’s Concordia University.

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