The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti



[KINDLE] ❆ The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti Author Rafael Schacter – E17streets4all.co.uk Painted murals first appeared in Latin America in the early part of the twentieth century in the s, spray can graffiti associated with Latino gangs on the east and west coasts followed, notably the ch Painted murals first appeared Atlas of PDF Å in Latin America in the early part of the twentieth century in the s, spray can graffiti associated with Latino gangs on the east and west coasts followed, notably The World ePUB Æ the cholo graffiti of Los Angeles Today, urban art has traveled to nearly every corner of the globe, shifting and morphing into a highly complex and ornate art form Displaying their art within what World Atlas of Kindle × is effectively the largest, most open museum in the world, urban artists unveil their beliefs and imaginations to a public unable to avoid their work Yet, at its best, urban art is not simply an aesthetic based on slogans, political posturing, or personal promotion it is an art form deeply committed to the diversity of the street and to a spontaneous creativity that is topographically connected to the architecture of the metropolisFrom Inkie in Bristol to Steve Powers in Philadelphia, and from JR in Paris to Os G meos in Brazil and Drewfunk in Australia, The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti is the definitive reference guide to international urban art It focuses on the most influential and significant urban artists across the world and identifies the key locations of their work Organized geographically, the text focuses on the individual practitioners within each country or region and explores the historical background to their works This book strives toward a nuanced understanding of what has become a widespread art practiceSince the lives and works of urban artists are inextricably bound to streets and places, this definitive reference locates the meeting point between art and atlas, between urban artists and their personal understanding of public spaces, not via a cartographic bird s eye view, but through a intimate, human centered perspective that challenges contemporary ideas about the mapping of urban space.The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti

Is a well known Atlas of PDF Å author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti book, this is one of the most wanted The World ePUB Æ Rafael Schacter author readers around the world.

The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti Epub ´
    The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti Epub ´ an aesthetic based on slogans, political posturing, or personal promotion it is an art form deeply committed to the diversity of the street and to a spontaneous creativity that is topographically connected to the architecture of the metropolisFrom Inkie in Bristol to Steve Powers in Philadelphia, and from JR in Paris to Os G meos in Brazil and Drewfunk in Australia, The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti is the definitive reference guide to international urban art It focuses on the most influential and significant urban artists across the world and identifies the key locations of their work Organized geographically, the text focuses on the individual practitioners within each country or region and explores the historical background to their works This book strives toward a nuanced understanding of what has become a widespread art practiceSince the lives and works of urban artists are inextricably bound to streets and places, this definitive reference locates the meeting point between art and atlas, between urban artists and their personal understanding of public spaces, not via a cartographic bird s eye view, but through a intimate, human centered perspective that challenges contemporary ideas about the mapping of urban space."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti
  • Rafael Schacter
  • 02 June 2017
  • 1608872610

10 thoughts on “The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti

  1. says:

    3.5 starsDid I enjoy this book This was a different selection for me It s not a book that I would normally seek out but it piqued my interest when the request came in I m glad I decided to check out this book.The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti is not a book that I sat down with and read start to finish I picked it up every now and then, examined the pictures, and read the biographies of the different artists I really like the maps of the different cities drawn by some of the artists 3.5 starsDid I enjoy this book This was a different selection for me It s not a book that I would normally seek out but it piqued my interest when the request came in I m glad I decided to check out this book.The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti is not a book that I sat down with and read start to finish I picked it up every now and then, examined the pictures, and read the biographies of the different artists I really like the maps of the different cities drawn by some of the artists There were some works that I didn t get There were some that looked like vandalism to me And there were others that blew my mind, the cover and the other pieces by El Mac especially His pieces are amazing They call them photo realistic and they truly are.This was a very interesting book It made look at things differently, question things, and truly appreciate the talent of many of these street and graffiti artists.Would I recommend it If you are an art buff, an art major, or you enjoy art, graffiti, and learning about various graffiti and street artists, then yes, check out this book.Will I read it again I will probably pick it up now and then to look at the pictures and read a few bios It is not a book that I will read cover to cover again I received a copy of this book for review purposes

  2. says:

    A very good book which cover quite a bit of garffiti history styles and regions But giving it a lower rating as there are some notable omissions from Africa, parts of Asia and Arabic calligraffiti Unfortunately also doesn t profile a lot of women or even specific parts of Asia which are well covered in the graffiti world Japan, South Korea, Thailand, India etc

  3. says:

    Quotes Notes Exploring work that is both consensual outward looking and community embracing and antagonistic inward looking, withsubculturally centered aspirations in its approachNew York had a fifteen year head start on the rest of the world when graffiti started in the late 60sIn London there is generally a quite brutal style of production, an unrepentant aesthetic possibly determined by the city s status as the CCTV capital of the world Artists have worked to both elude and belittl Quotes Notes Exploring work that is both consensual outward looking and community embracing and antagonistic inward looking, withsubculturally centered aspirations in its approachNew York had a fifteen year head start on the rest of the world when graffiti started in the late 60sIn London there is generally a quite brutal style of production, an unrepentant aesthetic possibly determined by the city s status as the CCTV capital of the world Artists have worked to both elude and belittle the powers of this surveillance society, adopting a determinedly rough, vandalistic style that embraces anarchy over art.Artists to check out Sever absurdism, satire, iconoclasm Pieces Fuck the Poor , Atlanta, USA, 2009 Mickey Mouse hands flipping off everyone Seher One Sea Snake , 2010Erosie, Target Marketing , 2010 minimalistic posters of black lettering and white background By the Time you read this you have reached the end of the sentence and Looks like a picture of an image of what you see , and This is not for you but for the nest person that reads it They prompt the viewer to question why the poster was there in the first place and advertising in general Aram Bartholl, Dead Drops , 2010 2012 puts a usb in a brick wall, plug your laptop in and you ll read a text file that says share you files onto here people did start sharing files through them Akay Akayism was born, a pseudo political, guerilla marketing campaign that promoted nothing other than itself a form of visual propaganda with an ironic lacuna at its heart Akayism was an Orwellian, dystopian satire The Mess , Vienna, Austria, 2011 with Brad Downey coats car with paint 12m 3 they built a house hanging on a cliff side a non space in planning and legal terms through its suspension in the air rather than being set on the land, and therefore one unable to be removed by the local authorities All of these projects questioned issues of ownership, property, legality, and bureaucracy, and commented on the possibility of escape and freedom He has a term called mudlevel rather than grassroots projects which function without funding, permission, or license Escif Educacion para la ciudadania Valencia, Spain, 2012 riot cops beating up a book Art Vs Capitalism , Grottaglie, Italy, 2011 draws a circle and then it turns into a 1 euro dollar and drops on artist Liqen Wall Street Labyrinth Miami, USA, 2011 giant labyrinth of centipede human figures in suits Rone Unstoppable Melbourne, Australia, 2012 glamorous woman in shades, black white film noir esque Lush grotesque graffiti, meta graffiti pornography, misogyny, ethnographyBen Frost World War 3 Brisbane, Australia, 2011 woman crying with comics bubble World War 3 But..I just bought the new iPhone.

  4. says:

    From the moment buildings sprouted up from the ground in the formation of the concrete jungles we call cities, there were those who saw the bleak, grey walls as a canvas to express and expose themselves to the public in an unfiltered fashion From its illicit and illegal beginnings, graffiti and street art has made its way into the protected and profitable world of fine art galleries a shift that not everyone in the realm is fond of Yet the change has not come by way of the quality or effect From the moment buildings sprouted up from the ground in the formation of the concrete jungles we call cities, there were those who saw the bleak, grey walls as a canvas to express and expose themselves to the public in an unfiltered fashion From its illicit and illegal beginnings, graffiti and street art has made its way into the protected and profitable world of fine art galleries a shift that not everyone in the realm is fond of Yet the change has not come by way of the quality or effect of the art itself, which was always there, but the understanding of those viewing it Sometimes it just takes a new set of eyes to appreciate what was there before.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 isthan 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 bedesolate or decrepit than others, like Kenor who is quoting as wanting to decorate the dead cities , while others see their styledefined by the social and political current running through the area The book touches repeatedly on the battle in certain areas of the graffiti world between social awareness from people like Jetsonorama and chaos and destruction from others like Katsu The artists portraits also help illustrate their passion for the style and the outlet, proving that it is farthan just a playful rush although for some that is a huge part of it Many of them have backgrounds and masters level educations in the fie arts and graphic design The walls, streets and billboards of the open city offerthan just space, they are inspiration for the piece itself.There is also another internal struggle between creating art and creating marketing Each artist wants to be known and have their pieces carry a certain type of recognizable style, but they do not want to cross the line into commercialization and crass pandering to the fine art establishment For those folks who live in both worlds the street and the gallery , this can be especially tough.While the book is not a quick read by any means you almost need a degree in fine arts to understand all the terminology , it still works as an impactful display of passion, skill and artistry which may just inspire the reader as well

  5. says:

    Graffiti has been with us at least since ancient Egypt However, its modern version, independent public art, emerged in the 1960s on the east coast of the United States Since then, it has spread throughout the globe and has become the most common form of art there is It ranges from graffiti tagging to murals It has been done with chalk, spray paint, and even lasers and it has as many styles as artists and some, like Baksy, are as well known as commercial artists Some have, in fact, become co Graffiti has been with us at least since ancient Egypt However, its modern version, independent public art, emerged in the 1960s on the east coast of the United States Since then, it has spread throughout the globe and has become the most common form of art there is It ranges from graffiti tagging to murals It has been done with chalk, spray paint, and even lasers and it has as many styles as artists and some, like Baksy, are as well known as commercial artists Some have, in fact, become commercial artists.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 allor 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

  6. says:

    Cool book The descriptions tend a little too much towards the cerebral Graffiti, to me, always seemed a bitof an urgent visceral form of expression I get that it takes planning, thought and artistic talent to create street art but what draws me most to this particular art form is the balls it takes for these artists to impose themselves on their surroundings and not let their surroundings dictate how things should be The book didn t really tap into that urgency and sometimes reads Cool book The descriptions tend a little too much towards the cerebral Graffiti, to me, always seemed a bitof an urgent visceral form of expression I get that it takes planning, thought and artistic talent to create street art but what draws me most to this particular art form is the balls it takes for these artists to impose themselves on their surroundings and not let their surroundings dictate how things should be The book didn t really tap into that urgency and sometimes reads like a textbook , so it gets docked a point However, the pictures were beautiful and the info on the artists, their contexts and histories was really interesting Recommended

  7. says:

    Very in depth look at street art around the world and accompanying info on the artists, sharing their message with the world through their art The photos are great It is, however, quite text heavy.

  8. says:

    The art was nice but the writing was too boring for me to want to find outabout the artists

  9. says:

    Art is a form of self exploration, both for artists and audiences Having seen hundreds of graffiti, I did find out something about myself I m not particularly fond of graffiti, I find most of them grotesque unpleasant, and lacking in sense I just like politically heavy, socially charged, anti capitalist ones These are the ones I consider to be true art, not vandalism I admit it s a contradiction, but it s just my taste.As for the book itself, it s like a museum where the explanations on ev Art is a form of self exploration, both for artists and audiences Having seen hundreds of graffiti, I did find out something about myself I m not particularly fond of graffiti, I find most of them grotesque unpleasant, and lacking in sense I just like politically heavy, socially charged, anti capitalist ones These are the ones I consider to be true art, not vandalism I admit it s a contradiction, but it s just my taste.As for the book itself, it s like a museum where the explanations on every piece is bigger than the piece itself One can enjoy a Michelangelo without having any idea who the artist is, and if the work is horrendous, why bother recording who the culprit is

  10. says:

    Gorgeous book with good selection of artists, but text is academic to the point of scholasticism and is incredibly annoying.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *