Street Art (Spanish Edition)


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Graffiti: Art or Crime? It’s been the subject of many an overheated editorial or radio call-in show over the years, with nary a definitive answer to be found. What was once clearly the latter – a prosecutable criminal act – street art has now evolved to the point of appropriation by all manner of media. The recent furor over Sony’s use of graffiti artists in a strongly street-art-themed advertising campaign powerfully underscores how deeply street art has moved into our everyday existence. Heck, even stodgy ol’ Time did a story on the art form. All of this is to say that Street Art could not be better timed. Louis Bou’s book is an excellent, handsomely printed overview of the international Street Art scene, attempting to provide helpful genres of classification for the myriad of types of representations to be found in cities around the world. From Stencils to Stickers to City Textures, the book lovingly documents each style with chapters filled with beautifully laid-out photos of prime examples of each. Louis Bou, a Barcelona-based graphic designer by trade, is not only the author of the book, he also took all of the photographs inside and did all of the design and layout work for the tome as well. Within each chapter describing a separate genre of street art, Bou includes a short profile (or “Spray File”) of a famous practitioner of it. Filling out fields such as “Spray Enemies” (“The Police” or “Rain, wind and cold”), “Your Definition of Street Art” (Red blood grey cl[a]y … dirty hands twenty thousand years ago animals on the clay walls … still today”) and “Survival Kit” (“Well, my kit is never without stickers, felt-tip markers, sprays, and beer!!”) the reader gets a snapshot of how each artist works and at least some idea of what drives them to do it.

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Weight 1.8999999999999997 lbs
Dimensions 10.49999998929 × 8.599999991228 × 0.49999999949 in