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The history of American graffiti

Author: Roger Gastman; Caleb Neelon
Publisher: New York : Harper Design, ©2010.
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Overview: Unprecedented in scope, The History of American Graffiti is the definitive story behind the most influential art form of the last one hundred years. Tracing the evolution of the medium from its early freight-train days to its big-city boom on the streets of New York City and Philadelphia, and to its modern-day influences, this volume is a compelling look at the key moments, places, and players in an art  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Gastman; Caleb Neelon
ISBN: 9780061698781 0061698784
OCLC Number: 526057591
Notes: "The definitive story behind the most influential art form of the last one hundred years. Tracing the evolution of the medium from its early freight-train days to its big-city boom on the streets of New York City and Philadelphia, and to its modern-day influences, this volume is a compelling look at the key moments, places, and players in an art form distinctly American in flavor yet global in its reach"--Jacket flap.
Description: 405 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: About the title --
Author's note --
Foreword --
Introduction --
Precursors: --
Monikers --
Kilroy was here --
Gangs & graffiti --
From A Name To A Masterpiece --
Philadelphia: Cornbread --
New York City: Taki 183 --
New York City: Early years --
Writers' corner 188 --
Word on the names --
Graffiti, meet money --
Philadelphia -New York City's Golden Years: --
New York City: 1974-1979 --
Lines --
Characters --
Blade & the Crazy Five --
Blackbooks --
Lee --
Throwups --
Iz the Wiz ---
New York City Brings Graffiti To The World: --
New York City: 1980-1987 --
Bode characters --
Out of control & fed up --
Wild style, style wars, & subway art --American Graffiti: Philadelphia: --
MB --
New Jersey --
Baltimore --
Boston --
Washington, DC --
Cool "Disco" Dan --
Miami --
Pittsburgh --
Cleveland --
Chicago --
Train bombing & motion tagging --
Warp --
East Chicago --
Bay Area --
Bus hoppers --
Los Angeles --
Risk --
San Diego --
Hawaii --
European movement --
From Bust To Boom: Changing Face of NYC --
Freedom --
Sane & Smith --
JA --
Cost & revs --
Rise of the production --
Spray paint --
New media --
Freight movement --
Philadelphia --
Kair --
New Jersey --
Boston --
Providence --
Baltimore --
Washington, DC --
Sports & Imok --
Virginia --
Atlanta --
Miami --
Puerto Rico --
Pittsburgh --
Cleveland --
Cincinnati --
Chicago --
Wisconsin --
Detroit --
Nashville --
Kansas City --
Minnesota --
Denver --
New Orleans --
Texas --
Albuquerque --
Phoenix --
Seattle --
Oregon --
Bay area --
Twist --
Los Angeles --
Tagbanging --
Saber --
San Diego --
Open Playing Field: Media Explosion: --
Freight boom --
Rise of street art --
Return to the galleries --
Bombing resurgence --
Revok --
American clean trains --
Outro --
Acknowledgments --
About the authors.
Responsibility: Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon.

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Overview: Unprecedented in scope, The History of American Graffiti is the definitive story behind the most influential art form of the last one hundred years. Tracing the evolution of the medium from its early freight-train days to its big-city boom on the streets of New York City and Philadelphia, and to its modern-day influences, this volume is a compelling look at the key moments, places, and players in an art form distinctly American in flavor yet global in its reach. Featuring behind-the-scenes stories and profiles gleaned from more than four years' worth of interviews with graffiti's most prominent names, as well as its lesser-known pioneers, authors Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon provide an insider's perspective on the history of the medium. Not only do they reveal the most popular trends and styles that have dominated the scene for the last fifty years but they also provide a thorough examination of the regional differences among major American hubs-New York, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Chicago-and under-the-radar scenes in cities like Washington, D.C., Boston, and Miami. All told, more than twenty-five American cities are profiled, making this one of the most comprehensive volumes on the subject. With more than one thousand photographs-the majority of which are seen here for the first time-from more than two hundred photographers, most of whom also created the artwork, The History of American Graffiti captures the look and feel of a genuine American art form with exceptional clarity and detail. An instant classic, this book is the ultimate resource to which aficionados of the art form will turn again and again, and which the uninitiated will regard as the definitive tutorial of all that is graffiti.

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