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5.0 out of 5 stars An important contribution
For anyone who is seriously interested in all aspects of the Graffiti Culture, Joe Austin pulls it all together in this scholarly, but easily readable, excellently researched new book.
The author has spent the necessary time to know many of the important writers, to review the major material written in the last thirty years and to organize it in a way that helps the...
Published on October 6, 2002 by James Prigoff

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3.0 out of 5 stars scholarly graffiti
This might be one of the only few written things out there trying to bring graffiti as a concept into the scholarly/ academic envrionment. I don't know that they proved anything, but it was a decent attempt. If you are looking for graff books with lots of color pictures, don't buy this book.
Published on October 8, 2007 by Scott Debb


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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An important contribution, October 6, 2002
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James Prigoff (Sacramento, CA United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Taking the Train (Paperback)
For anyone who is seriously interested in all aspects of the Graffiti Culture, Joe Austin pulls it all together in this scholarly, but easily readable, excellently researched new book.
The author has spent the necessary time to know many of the important writers, to review the major material written in the last thirty years and to organize it in a way that helps the reader develop a more comprehensive understanding of this unique art form. "Taking the Train" joins a very select list of books that make up the "Graffiti Book Hall of Fame"
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars scholarly graffiti, October 8, 2007
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This might be one of the only few written things out there trying to bring graffiti as a concept into the scholarly/ academic envrionment. I don't know that they proved anything, but it was a decent attempt. If you are looking for graff books with lots of color pictures, don't buy this book.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Another book about the same graffiti writers as in every other book, December 7, 2012
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Here again is another book I found repetitive, using the same few graffiti artist.
Nothing new about this book either. Nice color photos, same O graffiti writers.
I found this book boring.
Nice cover, and color photos.
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Taking the Train by Joe Austin (Paperback - August 15, 2001)
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