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Trespass: A History Of Uncommissioned Urban Art Hardcover – October 15, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen; F First Edition edition (October 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836509644
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836509640
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 9.7 x 13 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #134,559 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

About the author:
Carlo McCormick is a pop culture critic, curator and Senior Editor of Paper magazine. His numerous books, monographs and catalogs include Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture, The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene 1974-1984, and Dondi White: Style Master General. His work has appeared in Art in America, Art News, Artforum and many other publications.

About the curator:
Marc and Sara Schiller founded Wooster Collective in 2001, a website that celebrates and plays a crucial role in documenting otherwise ephemeral street art. Based in New York City, the collective curated most of the contemporary images in Trespass. Its "Wooster On Paper" series presents the work of international artists in limited edition books.

About the editor:
Ethel Seno received her BA in the College of Letters from Wesleyan University before teaming with TASCHEN, where she worked with William Claxton on Jazzlife and New Orleans 1960, and David LaChapelle on Artists & Prostitutes and Heaven to Hell. Having grown up in Tokyo, she feels most at home in urban environments and currently resides in Los Angeles.


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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Lobo on February 26, 2011
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It was fairly clear from the first early news that Trespass was going to become an unavoidable urban art reference. The book, coming from the efforts of the founders of the Wooster Collective, with Ethel Seno, Carlo McCormick, and under publishing patronage of Taschen was set to make a lasting impression in the perception and dissemination of street art. Quality or merit aside, the marketing machine of the big publisher alongside the street creed and devotion raised by the networks fostered by the authors has a strong traction, and Trespass sure seems like a "must" for the urban culture world. And initially, it may even seem a good book to recommend. But in being so influential and prominent it risks reinforcing some trends stereotyping urban culture, open communication, and a strong public realm.

In order to frame the "discipline" the book incurs in a series of generalizations and clichés, which work relatively well, with some notable exceptions. For instance, there are the laughable remarks illustrated in the promotional video, linking all urban artistic practice to a defense of "our democracy". However, the most handy conceptual tool used is the notion of "uncommissioned urban art" to throw together a long series of mostly, public, city-centric, and disconnected street expressions. And while some rigor is applied around the concept, it fails to be entirely accurate, and misses an opportunity to really open a more complex analysis. Among the most obvious misgivings are the samplings of the actions that took place in the German city of Wuppertal, like the featured work of Hitotzuki, which was sponsored, commissioned that is, by a well know energy drink.
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Cool book, documents guerilla art movement from its inception to its recent developments. Exhaustive text. Well documents how key ideas, concepts and themes developed.
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By Julia Watkins on January 12, 2014
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Well written, useful for my paper overall I agree with the sentiments contained. I didn't read the whole thing but it was helpful.
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A must-have for urban art lovers, enriched with good texts and wonderful pictures. The artwork selection gives us a great panorama of contemporary art that fills the streets of the world. Strongly recommended!
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10 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Joan on November 12, 2010
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An interesting and informative work on the history and development of "street art".
Amazing photos with excellent examples from around the world.
A must for the art historian, collector and any fan of urban art
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