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Description

A guide to graffiti and street art. It 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. It traces the origins and evolution of graffiti and street art, and explores the motivations and practices of the leading exponents.

Product Details

Barcode
9780500204078
Department
Books
Released
7 Nov 2011
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Anna Waclawek
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
W W Norton & Co Inc
Series
World of Art
Language
English
Number of Pages
208
Dimensions
203 x 146 x 13mm (408g)

Annotation

Presents a survey of graffiti and street art, showcasing examples from urban environments and describing the history, artists, terminology, techniques, styles, functions, and increasing popularity of the art form.

Summary

  • 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.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Art
BISAC Subject 1
Art / Graffiti & Street Art
BIC Classification 1
Graffiti & street art
Library Subject 1
Graffiti.
Library Subject 2
Street art.
Dewey Classification
751.7/3

Author Bio

Anna Waclawek is Affiliate Faculty and Department Coordinator in the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Montreal.