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The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti Hardcover – September 3, 2013
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“Rarely does a publication come along that can qualify as a definitive reference, but this is definitely one. More than merely a presentation of mural painting and the myriad forms of independent urban creations, it is a validation of the aforementioned as fine art . . . an indispensable reference for art history students and art lovers everywhere.”—San Francisco Book Review (San Francisco Book Review)
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It is intended to satisfy street art aficionados and enthusiasts as well as newcomers. Readers who just want to enjoy the photos and the work of artists by turning the pages will be as pleased as those who want to understand and know the birth of this art through the 400 pages of this atlas.
The reader scans the globe along with some of the most famous artists of the world and discover the diversity of this art open to a lot of influences. Between simple words graffed to the incredible frescoes, through the most original and unusual works, this book captivated me.
Not being a connoisseur but enjoying some works I've seen through my travels through Europe and the United States, I was conquered by the information received in this Altlas.
The perfect gift for someone who loves art.
"Indeed, there are as many different motivations, styles, and approaches within this artistic arena as there are practitioners themselves - a "street art" for every street artist, a "graffiti" for every graffiti writer."
The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti by Rafael Schacter strives not only to document, organize and illustrate the breadth and wealth of street art in the world, but also to educate the reader. He defines each artist along the way with an encyclopedic litany of fine art terminology, which at times can sound a touch pretentious, but is always done with the utmost sincerity. The book is a gallant effort to prove that these artists are not just taggers and their work is more than urban distraction. It has meaning, it is layered and it has value.
Schacter intricately moves across the globe, splitting it into huge geographic sections to display the graffiti cultures and their connected influences. Some artists find their work determined by their surroundings, which may be more desolate or decrepit than others, like Kenor who is quoting as wanting to “decorate the dead cities”, while others see their style more defined by the social and political current running through the area.Read more ›
This book, however, deals with those who continue to make public places their canvases. Through pictures and fascinating bios, it tells the stories of street artists from countries as far apart as Brazil and Russia as well as both American coasts. The artists and their styles are just as diverse as their countries. Some are humorous, political, beautiful, profound; some are simple tags on mailboxes and walls; some are beautiful murals which fill the sides of buildings; and some are light shows which cover famous landmarks like the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Whatever and wherever, they are all more or less subversive and they are all fascinating. This book takes you around the world in street art and what an amazing and beautiful journey it is!
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This book was excellent in a lot of ways. Well designed, visually exciting, well written, informative. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Chloe Smith
So much fun to thumb through and read when I pick it up. It's on my coffee table. Street art is a mixed bag and while I'm not a fan of random graffiti on public property, it has... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Donna G.
I ordered this book as a gift for my brother. I've looked through it a number of times and find it very interesting. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jaclyn Aylward
Recently purchased for my boyfriend's birthday. He's a frequent traveller and has taken more than a few street art tours along his travels. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kati
Bought this as a gift for a friend, she loved it! Gorgeous photos, and interesting artist profiles. Shows street art as it should be viewed, a true art form.Published 9 months ago by Calista Pinette
A Christmas gift for my son who is an art history major and quite artistic himself. He had asked for this particular book and has really been enjoying it.Published 10 months ago by Kathleen Pollard